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Open for talks

Tevita Vuibau
Monday, April 28, 2014

THE Australian Government says it is in continued consultation with the Fijian Government over election assistance and will look favourably at any requests for assistance.

Acting Australian High Commissioner Glen Miles said the Australian Government was open to all consultations.

"We're open to continuing consultations with the Fijian Government over what they require for the elections and it's not just us but other donors as well," Mr Miles said.

"So we have regular meetings and as we identify gaps we have said that we are willing to assist and look at them.

"I know that our other donors are also looking at that as well so it's continuing discussion and as these gaps are identified and as we move closer to the elections they will probably come to us with another request and they will look at us favourably."

He also said they were still looking at processes for including Fiji in the expanded seasonal workers scheme for Australia and New Zealand.

However, he explained that it was not just about re-including Fiji in the scheme but rather it was about improving the whole scheme.

"We're still looking at the process for that and it's still moving along but no we haven't had that many applicants," Mr Miles said.

"That's something that Cabinet's gotta look at but we are looking at some stage fairly soon.

"And that's something that's got to be decided and as I said previously it's not just about Fiji, it's about the whole program itself so at some stage there needs to be a review of it and how it's working."








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