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Political Parties (Registration, Conduct, Funding and Disclosures) (Amendment) (No.2) Decree 2014

GOVERNMENT OF FIJI
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POLITICAL PARTIES (REGISTRATION, CONDUCT, FUNDING AND DISCLOSURES)
(AMENDMENT) (NO. 2) DECREE 2014
(DECREE NO. 24 OF 2014


IN exercise of the powers vested in me as the President of the Republic of Fiji and the Commander in Chief of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces by virtue of the Executive Authority of Fiji Decree 2009 and section 165(2) of the Constitution of the Republic of Fiji, I hereby make the following Decree—


A DECREE TO AMEND THE POLITICAL PARTIES (REGISTRATION, CONDUCT,
FUNDING AND DISCLOSURES) DECREE 2013


Short title and commencement


1.This Decree may be cited as the Political Parties (Registration, Conduct, Funding and Disclosures) (Amendment) (No. 2) Decree 2014 and shall come into force on 30 June 2014.


Section 24 amended


2.Section 24 of the Political Parties (Registration, Conduct, Funding and Disclosures) Decree 2013 is amended—


(a) by inserting the following new subsections after subsection (1)—


"(1A) Any person who is appointed after 30 June 2014 as an office holder or a registered officer of a political party registered under this Decree, shall, within 30 days of the date of his or her appointment and thereafter, on or before 31 December of each year, provide to the Registrar a statement containing the following information in respect of that person and his or her spouse and any children—


(a) total assets whether in Fiji or abroad (including money and other property in the possession or under the control of each of them);


(b) the total income whether in Fiji or abroad, and the source of such income, received by each of them during the period to which the statement relates;


(c) any business connections whether in Fiji or abroad of each of them;


(d) any directorships or other office in a corporation or other organisation whether in Fiji or abroad held by each of them;


(e) any business transaction entered into by each of them during the period to which the statement relates whether in Fiji or abroad;


(f) any gift received by each of them whether in Fiji or abroad (other than a gift received in the normal course of events from close relatives or a gift received in accordance with custom, in the course of traditional exchange of gifts or in the case of a gift given on behalf of the nation, if the gift is transferred to the Government as soon as it is possible to do so without giving offence to the giver) during the period to which the statement relates, and the value of those gifts;


(g) any assets acquired by each of them whether in Fiji or abroad during the period to which the statement relates; and


(h) the liabilities incurred, or discharged, by each of them whether in Fiji or abroad during the period to which the statement relates, and the amount of each such liability.


(b) in subsection (2) by deleting "30 days" and substituting "7 days"; and

(c) in subsections (3), (4) and (5) by inserting "(1A), (1B)" after "(1)".


Given under my hand this 27th day of June 2014.


EPELI NAILATIKAU
President of the Republic of Fiji


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