18 Jul 2011

Fiji's pension scheme case delayed until next week

2:41 pm on 18 July 2011

The High Court in Suva has delayed a judgment on the pension scheme case brought by a Fiji pensioner David Burness.

The case against the Fiji National Provident Fund and Fiji's Attorney-General was expected to be heard this morning but Mr Burness' lawyer Shaista Shameem says she's been told the matter has now been delayed until next Tuesday.

Mr Burness is taking the FNPF and the Attorney General to court over proposed changes and cuts to the pension.

The two government parties tried to have the application struck out, saying they were surprised the registry had accepted the application.

The court ordered all parties to file written submissions on the strike-out motion and a judgment on this is now expected next week.