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New laws empower village councils, Parliament told

By Matai'a Lanuola Tusani T - Ah Tong 15 December 2020, 9:30PM

The head of a Parliamentary committee that sought public opinion on bills reconfiguring the judicial system passed by Parliament on Tuesday says they give overdue recognition to village councils and communal rights.

The Constitution Amendment Bill 2020, Land and Titles Court Bill 2020, and Judicature Bill 2020, passed into law on Tuesday despite protests from the judiciary and legal fraternity. Only four M.P.s voted against the proposals. 

By Matai'a Lanuola Tusani T - Ah Tong 15 December 2020, 9:30PM

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