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Bills before Parliament

Bills are draft acts of Parliament which are introduced into the House for discussion. A law begins its life as a Bill. This is a proposal for a new Act of Parliament. However before a Bill can become an Act it must pass through several stages in the Parliament. As it passes through Parliament a Bill can be amended during the Committee stages.All actions taken by a government must always be lawful in terms of the Constitution. That means that no Bill can be in conflict with what is in the Constitution. The only exception to this is a Bill to amend the Constitution.

There are two main types of Bills in the Vanuatu Parliament. These are Government Bills and Private Bills. The Budget is simply a rather complicated form of Government Bill and it will be dealt with separately. Government Bills are by far the most common. They may arise from party policy, or because interest groups have asked for them or because the Administration has decided it needs them or they may be to make Vanuatu follow a new international agreement or United Nations resolution.

2021 Bills

These are the bills put before Parliament in 2021

First Ordinary Session: 14 May 2021
Bill No. Bill Tittle English version French version Status
1

Bill for the National Payment Section Act No. of 2020 

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2

Bill for the Adoption Act No of 2021

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3

Bill for the Cybercrime No of 2021;

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4

Bill for the Copyright and related Rights (Amendment) Act No of 2021

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5

Bill for the Financial Dealers Licensing (Amendment) Act No. of 2021

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6

Bill for the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act of 2021

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7

Bill for the Civil Status (Registration)(Amendment) Act No. of 2021 

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8

Bill for the Telecommunication, Radiocommunication and Broadcasting Regulations (Amendment) Act No. of 2021n 

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9

Bill for the Ports Act No. of 2021 

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10

Bill for the Ombudsman (Amendment) Act No. of 2021 

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11

Bill for the Small Business Development Act No. of 2021 

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12

Bill for the Foreign Investment (Amendment) Act No. of 2021 

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13

Bill for the Vanuatu Agriculture Development Bank (Amendment) Act No. of 2021 

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14

Bill for the Import Duties (Consolidation) (Amendment) Act No. of 2021 

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15

Bill for the Excise (Amendment) Act No. of 2021 

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16

Bill for the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act No. of 2021 

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17

Bill for the Marriage (Amendment) Act No. of 2021 

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18

Bill for the Law Reform Commission (Amendment) Act No. of 2021 

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19

Bill for the Insurance (Amendment) Act No. of 2021 

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20

Bill for the Supplementary Appropriation (Amendment) Act No. of 2021 

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21

Bill for the Land Reform (Amendment) Act No. of 2021 

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22

Bill for the Land Lease (Amendment) Act No. of 2021 

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23

Bill for the Industrial Hemp and Medical Canabis (Amendment) Act No. of 2021 

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24

Bill for the Tax Administration (Amendment) Act No. of 2021 

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25

Bill for the Value Added Tax (Amendment) Act No. of 2021 

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26

Bill for the Custom Land Management (Amendment) Act No. of 2021 

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First Extraordinary Session: 20th of April 2021
Bill No. Bill Tittle English version French version Status
1

Bill for the Public Health (Amendment) Act No. of 2021 

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2

Bill for the Value Added Tax (Amendment) Act No. of 2021 

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3

Bill for the Satue Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act No. of 2021

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4

Bill for the Tax Administration Act (Amendment) Act No. of 2021 

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5

Bill for the Citizenship (Amendment) Act No. of 2021 

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6

Bill for the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) No. of 2021 

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