Parliament’s acting clerk Jeannine Daniel confirmed the first session is with the Aitutaki Island Council, Members of Parliament, Aronga Mana, the Religious Advisory Council and the Aitutaki Economic Development Taskforce at the Ngapuariki Hall in Arutanga, Aitutaki.
The Select Committee is to review and consider the Immigration Bill 2020 and report its recommendations to Parliament by September 30.
Internal Affairs Minister Mac Mokoroa is the chairperson.
Consultation in Aitutaki also includes presentations by the Ministry of Agriculture, the Associate Minister of Agriculture, Patrick Arioka and Agriculture secretary Temarama Anguna-Kamana presenting on the proposed Agriculture Bill 2020.
The new bill will cancel out the Agriculture Act of 1978, with a purpose to provide for the development of sustainable agricultural practices, new data collection and procedures and also provide for inspectors and specify their powers.