8 Dec 2016

Fiji's top judge disappointed at lack of constituencies

4:51 pm on 8 December 2016

Fiji's Chief Justice Anthony Gates says he is a bit disappointed the parliament has no constituency seats.

According to the Fiji Times, Justice Gates made the comment in a submission to the Justice, Law and Human Rights Committee on the Code of Conduct Bill.

The Fiji election voting paper.

The Fiji election voting paper. Photo: RNZ / Philippa Tolley

Justice Gates said having a constituency would mean MPs returning to their seats to seek feedback from their constituents.

He said there was a danger those elected forget about their constituents.

Justice Gates said much could be learnt from listening to what people have to say.