The Vanuatu Parliament is scheduled to convene its First Ordinary Session of 2023 on May 11 at 8:30 am. The summons, in accordance with Article 21(1) of the Constitution and Standing Order 13 of the Parliament of 2020, was issued by Speaker of Parliament, Simeon Seule. The session will have a comprehensive agenda, with 22 bills listed for debate covering a wide range of legislative areas that reflect the government’s focus on various aspects of national development and governance.
These bills include significant amendments and new acts that aim to address pressing issues and align the legal framework with the evolving needs of Vanuatu. The proposed legislation covers a broad spectrum of topics that are crucial to the country’s progress and well-being, such as national security, law revision, leadership accountability, digital safety, disaster recovery, and more.
During the parliamentary session, members will engage in comprehensive discussions, debates, and deliberations to ensure that the bills effectively address the identified challenges and contribute to the overall development and prosperity of Vanuatu. The proposed legislation demonstrates the government’s commitment to these matters, which are critical to the country’s success.