THE reinstatement of the Great Council of Chiefs (GCC) will be part of the Fiji Labour Party's policy platform for next year's general elections, Party leader Mahendra Chaudhry said at the party's meeting in Labasa on Friday.
He said FLP recognised Fiji's indigenous community held a special place in the society.
"Their tradition and culture must be preserved along with those of other communities that make up our society.
"For the past 150 years, the GCC has been recognised as the apex institution of the indigenous Fijian community.
"It has played an important role in advising successive governments on issues regarding the welfare and interests of the indigenous community."
For rural development, Mr Chaudhry said the FLP would invest heavily in commercial agricultural development.
"Development of Fiji's depressed rural areas has been the cornerstone of FLP's national development policy.
"We will encourage and promote commercial agriculture as a means of providing jobs and to enhance rural incomes, and improve the quality of life of our rural communities."
Issues on housing, media, sugar industry, water supply and environment were also discussed.