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Need to address important issues

Dawn Gibson
Thursday, February 13, 2014

WITH Julie Bishop expected to be in the country this week, the government hopes to address fundamental issues between Australia and Fiji.

Some of the issues, according to Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, include travel issues with members of Fiji's judiciary and tax paid to the country.

At a press conference, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said although there was talk about relations getting better between Fiji and Australia, these issues need to be addressed.

"We understand we have a meeting with her and I think the fact that we still have ordinary apolitical Fijians who are sitting on boards and want to assist sitting on the scholarship board and various other boards and then to say, 'we'll deal with it on a case by case basis', it really does not hold any water," Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.

"The reality is that Fiji is on its way to holding elections but to still hold out on those types of matters I think is abomination."

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said Australia's judicial system, unlike Fiji's, did not have a Judicial Services Commission (JSC).








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