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Fiji: 1. What protection would be available in Fiji for a woman fleeing from familial violence (either from her father or future husband)? 2. Would a woman's legal protection be affected by her Indian ethnicity?

9 March 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Fiji: 1. Deleted. 2. What is the attitude of Bainimarama and the military/police in Fiji to persons involved in the 2000 coup and to persons who may be perceived as able to name persons in Fiji society or the military who were associated with the 2000 coup?

16 May 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Fiji: 1. Are the Australian born children of a Fijian citizen themselves Fijian citizens and if not, what do they need to do to become citizens? 2. Is it an offence to have applied for protection in Australia or any other country under the Crimes Decree 2009? 3. Can any reporting be located to indicate that the act of applying for protection in Australia (or elsewhere) may fall within any of the offences of the Crimes Decree? If so, is there any evidence of these provisions having been enforced in Fiji?

6 May 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Fiji: 1. Is there any independent corroboration of the military going to villages trying to force people with serious threats to sign a petition in favour of the Peoples' Charter for Change and Progress, anywhere in Fiji? 2. If so, is there any evidence as to the consequences if people refused to sign the petition?

21 June 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Fiji: 1. Is there any information that military reservists who failed to go to the barracks in the November 2000 mutiny, when called to do so by the military, have been targeted by the current military regime?

15 June 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Fiji: 1. What is the position concerning restrictions on or the banning of the SDL by the Bainimarama Government? 2. Was Ted Young a Minister in the Qarase Government and has he been in Australia recently? 3. Is there any information to suggest that Fijians who, while in Australia, express support for the SDL may face harm on their return to Fiji because of their political opinion?

31 May 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Fiji: 1. Please give general background on Solomon Islander descendants in Fiji. 2. Do reports indicate that Solomon Islander descendants face discrimination? If so, what forms does this take, and how serious is it? 3. Please provide background information on Newtown, and if there are identifiable ‘SI' settlements in this part of Nasinu or in other localities.

28 May 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Fiji: 1. Deleted. 2. Deleted. 3. Please provide information on Professor Rajesh Chandra and, in particular, any connection with the Fiji Labour Party or the current Fijian regime.

28 May 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Fiji: 1. Please provide an update, focussing on a) level of societal discrimination against lesbians in Fiji, especially Indian Hindus; b) official discrimination against lesbians; and c) access to police protection for lesbians.

26 May 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Fiji: 1. Please provide information on the current military regime's attitude towards and treatment of the Methodist Church in Fiji. 2. Are ordinary members of the Methodist Church able to practice their religion without interference? 3. Do ordinary members of the Methodist Church in Fiji face any discrimination in access to employment? 4. Are there any reports of Methodist youth leaders being harmed in Fiji? 5. What is the New Methodist Church? When was it founded and what relationship does it have with the mainstream Methodist Church? 6. Deleted. 7. Deleted. 8. Please provide current information on media and press freedom in Fiji. What restrictions on reporting have been imposed by the military regime? 9. Are local and international NGOs able to operate in Fiji currently? Do they face any restrictions on their activities? 10. Please provide brief information on what role Col Baledrokadroka played in the Fijian Army and what relationship he had with Commodore/PM Frank Bainimarama. What was the nature of their disagreement? 11. Deleted. 12. Does Fiji maintain a watch list and is there any information concerning whether individuals of interest to the Fijian authorities would be prevented from leaving the country? 13. Please provide information on the treatment of failed asylum seekers. 14. Is there any information concerning whether the Fijian authorities take any interest in the activities of Fijians outside the country, especially any political activity engaged in by Fijians abroad. Would they be the subject of particular interest or treated differently upon return?

21 May 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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