Cybercrime Bill among 37 Gov’t Bills listed for upcoming Parliament session

The notice for the Second Extraordinary Session of Parliament and the Second Ordinary Session of parliament was dispatched to all 52 Members of Parliament (MPs) this week.

Clerk of Parliament, Raymond Manuake, has confirmed this to Daily Post. The Clerk also confirmed receiving the request from the Government for the calling of parliament on October 11, 2018 by Deputy Prime Minister Bob Loughman, in his capacity as the Acting PM. This is in accordance with the Standing Orders 14(1) and (2) for the Executive, requesting the calling for parliament to convene.

The Second Extraordinary Session of Parliament is scheduled for Friday 23rd of November, 2018 through to Friday, 7th of December 2018, and the Second Ordinary Session of Parliament is from Monday, 10th of December to the 19th of December.

The following Government Bills are listed for the Second Extraordinary Session of Parliament:

• Bills for the Land Reform (Amendment) Act No. of 2018

• Bill for the Bureau of Standards (Amendment) Act No. of 2018

• Bill for the Malvatumauri Council of Chiefs (Amendment) Act No. of 2018

• Bill for the Labour (Work Permit) Act No. of 2018

• Bill for the Company and Trust Service Providers (Amendment) Act No. of 2018

• Bill for the Partnerships (Amendment) Act No. of 2018

• Bill for the Charitable Associations (Incorporation) (Amendment) Act No. of 2018

• Bill for the Companies (Amendment) Act No. of 2018

• Bill for the Offshore Limited Partnerships (Amendment) Act No. of 2018

• Bill for the Mutual Funds (Amendment) Act No. of 2018

• Bill for the International Companies Act No. of 2018

• Bill for the Dealers in Security (Licensing)(Amendment) Act No. of 2018

• Bill for the Foundations (Amendment) Act No. of 2018

• Bill for the Unit Trust (Amendment) Act No. of 2018

• Bill for the Electricity Supply (Amendment) Act No. of 2018, and

• Bill for the Citizenship (Amendment) Act No. of 2018.

The Second Ordinary Session of Parliament for 2018 will kick off on December 10 and continues through to December 19. Bills listed for this Session are:

• Bill for the Adoption Act No. of 2018

• Bill for the Value Added Tax (Amendment) Act No. of 2018

• Bill for the Post School Education and Training (Public Providers) (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act No. of 2018

• Bill for the Election of President (Amendment) Act No. of 2018

• Bill for the Civil Status Act No. of 2018

• Bill for Disaster Risks Management Act No. of 2018

• Bill for the Ozone Layer Protection (Amendment) Act No. of 2018

• Bill for the Vanuatu Traditional Knowledge and Cultural Expression Act No. of 2018

• Bill for the Correctional Services (Amendment) Act. No of 2018

• Bill for the Forestry Act No. of 2018

• Bill for Cybercrime Act No. of 2018

• Bill for Statute Law Miscellaneous Provisions Act No. of 2018

• Bill for the Environment and Conservation (Amendment) Act No. of 2018

• Bill for the Political Parties (Regulation) Act No. of 2018

• Bill for the Investment Promotion and Facilitation Act No. 2018

• Bill for the Customs (Amendment) Act No. of 2018

• Bill for the Rent Tax (Amendment) Act No. of 2018

• Bill for the Right to Information (Amendment) Act No. of 2018

• Bill for the Public Finance and Economic Management (Amendment) Act No. of 2018

• Bill for the Appropriation (2019) Act No of 2018

• Bill for the Supplementary Appropriation (2018) Act No. 2018

Daily Post understands there is one additional Bill that is yet to be added to the list.

As the normal practice for the national parliament, the MPs always deliberate and approve the government’s budgets for the following year, before going into the Christmas and New Year recess.

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