20 Oct 2003

Fiji's Family Law Bill might face further challenges when it gets to the Senate

7:07 am on 20 October 2003

Fiji's Family Law bill has been passed in the Lower House, but the Law Reform commissioner isn't celebrating just yet as it still has some way to go

But Imrana Jalal, whose been working for 12 years on the bill, says its passing with its amendments in the lower house was significant.

She says the bill brings necessary changes to the family court.

Ms Jalal says change in Fiji is very slow as its a conservative country.

She says the senate will be a stumbling block, with some reacting negatively, but she says support for the bill throughout the country is very strong.