Mereseini Vuniwaqa

Vuniwaqa at the Australian Embassy, January 2015

Mereseini Vuniwaqa is a Fijian politician and Member of the Parliament of Fiji. She is currently Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources.[1]

Vuniwaqa is a lawyer and former civil servant.[2] She holds a law degree from the University of Tasmania and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University.[3] Since 1998 she has worked as a State solicitor for Fiji's Office of the Attorney General.[3] She was appointed as chair of the Telecommunications Authority of Fiji in 2008.[3] From January 2012 to March 2013 she was Acting Permanent Secretary for Justice and acting supervisor of elections.[4] She resigned suddenly in March 2013 for personal reasons.[5]

Vuniwaqa was elected in the 2014 election, in which she won 1,175 votes.[6] She was appointed to Cabinet as Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources in September 2014.[1]


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  2. "Mrs. Mereseini Vuniwaqa". Fiji First. Retrieved 2014-09-25.
  3. 1 2 3 "ITU Regional Office for Asia & Pacific Regional Office: Biography". International Telecommunications Union. 2012-07-26. Retrieved 2014-09-25.
  4. "Fiji's National Federation Party objects against FijiFirst candidates". Islands Business. 2014-08-22. Retrieved 2014-09-25.
  5. "Fiji political party registrar suddenly resigns, citing personal reasons". Radio New Zealand International. 2013-03-09. Retrieved 2014-09-25.
  6. "2014 Election Results". Fiji Elections Office. Retrieved 2014-09-25.

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