15 Bills withdrawn

After a week following the opening of the 2023 First Ordinary Session of Parliament, the Leader of Government Business announced the withdrawal of 15 out of the 22 Bills scheduled for debate this Session, followed by the closing of the 2023 First Ordinary Session made by the Speaker.

Among the Bills that were withdrawn are significant pieces of legislation, such as the Adoption Act No. of 2023, Data Protection and Privacy Act No. of 2023, Quarry (Amendment) Act No. of 2023, Disaster Recovery and Resilience Act No. of 2023, Digital Safety Authority Act No. of 2023, Electoral Act No. of 2023, Referendum (Amendment) Act No. of 2023, Harmful Digital Communication Act No. of 2023, Agriculture (Amendment) Act No. of 2023, Municipalities (Amendment) Act No. of 2023, Decentralisation (Amendment) Act No. of 2023, Political Party Regulation Act No. of 2023, Charitable Associations (Incorporations) (Amendment) Act No. of 2023, Police (Amendment) Act No. of 2023, and Vanuatu Defence Force Act No. of 2023.

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