Law to end interference in Vanuatu commission

Both sides of the Vanuatu parliament are supporting a law change which aims to root out political interference in the Public Service Commission.

The government and opposition have voted in favour of the Public Service Amendment Act.

The opposition leader Ishmael Kalsakau said the prime minister had to cut off the political hand that had been interfering in the commission for years.

Mr Kalsakau, a former government minister, said too many members of the commission were political appointees.

The prime minister had to go all the way to end political interference in the selection of commission members, he said.