Fiji

Parliament

Political system
Parliamentary system
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Parliamentary mandate

Start and end of mandate

Start of the parliamentary mandate for newly elected members
When the member is sworn in
Date of start of mandate for newly elected members
No information available
Start of the parliamentary mandate for appointed members
Not applicable
Date of start of mandate for appointed members
No information available
End of the parliamentary mandate
Other

Notes: Code of Conduct for MP’s is still in progress.

Date of end of mandate
No information available

Speaker

Mode of designation of the Speaker
The Speaker is designated from outside parliament and becomes a member of parliament ex officio
Authority that designates the Speaker when the Speaker is designated from outside parliament.
Parliament
Rank of the Speaker in the hierarchy of the State
Fourth
Speaker becomes interim Head of State in the event of the latter’s death or incapacity
No
Speaker's mandate continues between legislatures
Yes

Speaker terms

The term of the Speaker is different from the term of the house
Yes
Speaker's term
4 Years
Fixed election date for the Speaker, if any
No information available

Immunity and code of conduct

Parliament’s authorization is required for the detention or prosecution of members
No
There is a Code of conduct for members
No

Salaries and allowances

Members are paid salaries by parliament
Yes
(2020)
Basic salary, per year
50,000 FJD
(2022)

Notes: Basic salary for Members of Parliament was cut by 20% in the 2019-2020 COVID-19 Response Budget (supplementary budget), hence a decrease from 50,000 FJD to 40,000 FJD in 2021.

Basic salary, per year in PPP
60,241
(2022)
Basic allowances
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Basic allowance in PPP
16,484
Names of the basic allowances

Political Party Grant

Attendance allowance
200 FJD
Attendance allowance in PPP
220
Periodicity of attendance allowance
Day
Members pay income tax on salaries
Yes
Members pay income tax on allowances
No
Members can have remunerated employment outside parliament
Yes
Members are required to declare income from other employment to parliament
No
Additional salaries and allowances provided for leadership positions
No

Facilities, services and allowances for constituency work

Personal staff to work directly for the parliamentarian
No
Office at parliament
Yes
Constituency office
No
Housing
No
Other cash or in-kind allowances for constituency work
No
Additional salaries and allowances for leadership positions
List of salaries and allowances for leadership positions
Salary Allowances
Speaker
Committee Chair
Salary of the Speaker
No information available
Parliament determines the amount of salaries
Yes
Name of the body (or bodies) in parliament which determines the amount

Special Committee called the ‘Emoluments Committee"

Parliament determines the amount of allowances
Yes
Name of the body (or bodies) in parliament which determines the amount

Special Committee called the ‘Emoluments Committee"

Name of the institution outside parliament which determines the amount
No information available
The parliamentary salary is determined in reference to another salary scale
No
Information on salaries and allowances on the parliamentary website
Year data was last reported

2020

Participation in the government

Members of the government must also be members of parliament
Must be a member of parliament
Number of members of the parliament/chamber who are also members of the government
29
(2023)
Members for whom data is available
55
(2022)
Percentage of members of parliament/chamber who are also members of the government
52.7%
(2023-12)

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No