PARLIAMENT PASSES THE PACIFIC GAMES 2023 BILL 2016
MONDAY 6TH MARCH 2017
Parliament has passed the Pacific Games 2023 Bill 2016 on Monday the 27th of February 2017.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs presented this Act in Parliament to provide for the hosting of the Pacific Games 2023.
The object of this Bill is to facilitate the hosting of the Pacific Games 2023 in Honiara. The Bill establishes the administrative structure for the organization and hosting of the Games, including establishing an oversight Authority, an organizing Committee and a Facilities Committee. It provides for the management of funds and non-financial assets required to host the Games, and provides for the protection of intellectual property relating to the Games.
The Bill has been drafted to comply with the requirements of the Pacific Games Charter and the host contract between the Pacific Games Council and the Solomon Islands Government.
The Bill has gone through the Committee stage with amendments and finally passed in third reading.