Vanuatu PM denies lack of consultation over proposed reform

Addressing Vanuatu's long running problem of political instability had been a stated aim of prime minister Charlot Salwai's government when he came to power in 2016.

But little has been achieved on this front as the parliament term approaches an end.

However, parliament is convening tomorrow when Vanuatu's government is seeking to pass the Political Parties Registration Act.

Part of a bid to stop frequent changes of government, this would make parties subject to a legal framework.

Consultation on draft bill for Vanuatu National University

The consultation was headed by the Minister of Education and Training (MOET), Jean Pierre Nirua and the Director General , Iati Bergmans.

The meeting allowed all participants to be familiarised with the legal provisions of the new (VNBU) draft bill and its subsequent amendments to the Education Act, the Vanuatu Qualification Authority (VQA) and the Teaching Service Commission (TSC) Acts in the presence of a representative of the State Law Office.

Vanuatu national security consultations held in Port Vila

Through the Vanuatu Police Force and the Ministry of Internal Affairs aim to develop the first ever NS (National security) consultation inclining with the people’s plan of the national sustainable development plan.

“Today we are taking a first step to ensure that we address our national security, the importance of National Security is huge, as national security is intimately linked to economic stability, resource efficiency, good governance and social cohesion” said the Minister of internal affairs, Andrew Napuat.