The Academy

Parliament of Fiji

Head of State: President Jioji Konrote
Presiding Officer(s): Hon. Ratu Epeli Nailatikau
Joined the Commonwealth: 10 October 1970 (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)

Number of Joint Committees (if bicameral): N/A

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

Parliament/Legislature Website: Parliament of Fiji


Articles in The Parliamentarian (2013-2021):

  • Hon. Dr Jiko Luveni, Speaker of Parliament, Looking ahead to CHOGM 2018: Towards a Common Future (Issue One, 2018)
  • Hon. Dr Jiko Luveni, Speaker of Parliament, How can CPA Members work with their own governments in ensuring that the SDG goals have a proper gender lens to ensure success in the areas of alleviating poverty and women’s empowerment? (Issue Four, 2017)
  • Hon. Mataiasi Akauola Niumataiwalu, MP, The Role of Male Parliamentarians in Championing Gender Equality (Issue Four, 2017)
  • Hon. Dr Jiko Luveni, MP, Speaker of Parliament, : Legislating effectively to protect Women from Political Violence (Issue One, 2017)


Recent CPA Programmatic Activities/News:


Jeanette Emberson
Acting Secretary-General
Parliament of Fiji jeanette.emberson@govnet.gov.fj
Hon. Ratu Epeli Nailatikau
Speaker of Parliament

Key Facts

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