67th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference

Parliament of Fiji

Hon. Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu, Speaker of Parliament
CPA Fiji Branch President
Parliament of Fiji info@parliament.gov.fj
Mrs Jeanette Emberson, Secretary-General to Parliament
CPA Fiji Branch Secretary
Parliament of Fiji jeanette.emberson@govnet.gov.fj

Joined the Commonwealth: 10 October 1970 (rejoined 1997)

CPA Branch formed: 1 October 1970 

Unicameral/Bicameral: Unicameral

Number of Departmental/Ministry Oversight Committees: 6 (Standing Committees: Economic Affairs; Social Affairs; Natural Resources; Public Accounts; Foreign Affairs and Defence; Justice, Law and Human Rights)

Names of House Management (such as Privileges or Procedure) Committees: Business; House; Standing Orders; Privileges; Emoluments

Parliament/Legislature website: Parliament of Fiji


Recent activities:

  • In November 2023, a CPA delegation met with the Parliament of Fiji as part of a CPA Benchmarks self-assessment. As part of their visit, the CPA delegation met with the Speaker, the Deputy Speaker, the Secretary-General and Members of Parliament as well as parliamentary staff, and other stakeholders including Government officials, the media and civil society groups. Read the Outcomes Report.

Read the Outcomes Report

CPA Recommended Benchmarks Self-Assessment: Fiji Parliament

Read the Final Report of the Fiji Parliament's self-assessment using the CPA's Recommended Benchmarks for Democratic Legislatures.



Articles in The Parliamentarian (2013 to present):




Key Facts

Date of Independence
10 Oct 1970
CPA Branch Formed
01 Oct 1970
Voting Age
First Parliament
01 Jan 1970
Seat of Parliament