ERA FAMILY CARE & PARENTAL LEAVE New Provisions Reminder

ERA FAMILY CARE & PARENTAL LEAVE New Provisions Reminder

We attach our Flash Report (Issue 1 of 2019) relating to the new provisions (family care leave and parental leave) in the Employment Relations Act 2007 which came into effect on 1 January 2019.

The Flash Report is issued in summary form exclusively for the information of clients and staff of KPMG and should not be used or relied upon as a substitute for detailed advice or as a basis for formulating business decisions.

Attachment: Flash Report Issue 1 of 2019 – ERA commencement

Should you have any queries please contact your client service personnel or me.

Regards

Lisa Apted | Partner
KPMG
Level 10 BSP Suva Central | Renwick Road | Suva | Fiji
GPO Box 32 | Suva | Fiji
T +679 330 1155 | F +679 330 1312| M +679 999 6385
lapted@kpmg.com.fj

Australian tourists prefer Fiji, says Stoeckel

Australian tourists prefer Fiji, says Stoeckel

The Fiji Times – 12th October, 2018

AUSTRALIANS still prefer holidaying in Fiji despite stiff competition from destinations such as Bali, Indonesia, says Tourism Fiji CEO Matthew Stoeckel.

He made the comment during a presentation on the tourism industry at the 2018 Fiji Australia Business Forum last week.

“Through our research we know that 63 per cent of Australians say they will take a holiday to a beach or island destination in the next two years — so we’re still relevant among the considerations people make to take a holiday,” he said. Read more:

Media Release – InterContinental Fiji Wins Top Honours As Australasia’s 2018 Leading Family Resort

Media Release – InterContinental Fiji Wins Top Honours As Australasia’s 2018 Leading Family Resort

(NATADOLA, FIJI) Tuesday 9th October 2018 – InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa is honoured to be awarded as Australasia’s Leading Family Resort at the 25th prestigious 2018 Annual World Travel Awards Asia and Australasia Gala Ceremony; held on 3rd September at the InterContinental Grand Standford Hong Kong. Find more: Media Release – InterContinental Fiji Wins Top Honours As Australasia’s 2018 Leading Family Resort

Dry Spell Alert

Dry Spell Alert

Disaster Management Office, 31 August, 2018 – This email serves to inform you on  the current dry weather condition.

  • The Meteorological Drought Information Bulletin issued by the Fiji Meteorological Service on August 3rd indicated July 2018 was significantly drier than normal across the Western Division and majority of the Northern division. The dry conditions extends to cover islands in the Eastern Division including Vunisea, Matuku and Lakeba that experienced less than half the normal rainfall recorded.
  • The Fiji Meteorological Service has put forward a Meteorological drought Watch that expands to cover 3-months timescale after drier than normal July. Meteorological Watch basically means that rainfall generally fall within the lowest 40% but excluding the lowest 25% of the historical record.
·        Timescale Sites in Meteorological Drought Sites in Meteorological Drought Warning Status Sites in Meteorological Drought Watch
3-month Labasa Airport, Penang Mill and Rotuma Matei Airfield and Seaqaqa Navua, Nacocolevu, Monasavu, Savusavu and Lakeba
6-month Matei Airfield, Savusavu Airfield and Rotuma Navua
12-month Savusavu Airfield Matei Airfield Rotuma

Source: Fiji Meteorological Service Climate Division.

  • The Divisional Commissioners are closely monitoring the situation on the ground. The NDMO requests clusters and partners to be prepared for emergency response upon request should there be a drought declared. For now water authority and commissioner’s office are carting water to the affected areas. We will keep you informed on the situation

Respectfully, for your information and necessary actions.

Further queries contact:

Prishika Nadan | A/SAO
National Disaster Management Office | Headquarters
Ministry of Rural & Maritime Development, National Disaster Management & Meteorological Services
3313400/ 3216450
info.mrmd@govnet.gov.fj