Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Dame Cath Should Hand The Money Back

Thursday 1 Nov 2001

ACT Fisheries Spokesman Rodney Hide said today that Dame Cath Tizard's Ministerial Advisory Committee's report "Healthy Sea: Healthy Society" is so trite that Dame Cath and her committee members should hand back the money they have been paid to prepare it.

"I said it was a complete waste of money from the start but I have to say that I am still shocked just how bad the report is.

"Dame Cath has spent $750,000 to discover that New Zealanders want: * Clean water * The ocean to be healthy and productive * Intrinsic and intangible values protected * The ability to enjoy economic benefits without compromising the well-being of the oceans

And so on....

"I told the government that all for free back before the Committee had spent a dollar. I predicted every part of it before a word had been written.

"Dame Cath has been paid $800 a day and the seven members of her team have each been $600 a day to produce a trite and useless document. They should pay the money back. And if they are not prepared to pay the money back, the Minister should demand it," Rodney Hide said.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Tax Working Group’s Road Map

Trying to analyse the interim report on the Tax Working Group (TWG) is like trying to review an entire All Blacks game, but at the half- time mark.

With so much still to be finalised, Sir Michael Cullen and his colleagues are going to need all the All Blacks’ fabled finishing skills to get a coherent, fiscally neutral package together by the February 2019 deadline. More>>

 

Meth Testing Report: Housing NZ "To Right Wrong"

Phil Twyford “Housing NZ acknowledges that around 800 tenants suffered by either losing their tenancies, losing their possessions, being suspended from the public housing waiting list, negative effects on their credit ratings or, in the worst cases, being made homeless.” More>>

ALSO:

No Reshuffle: Meka Whaitiri Removed As A Minister

Meka Whaitiri will be removed as a Minister with immediate effect... The decision was made after receiving a report into an incident that occurred on 27 August in Gisborne, involving Meka Whaitiri and one of her staff. More>>

ALSO:

Pay Equity Bill: Making History For Women’s Pay

The Equal Pay Amendment Bill, introduced to the House today, will make it easier for workers to make a pay equity claim , using a more simple and accessible process within New Zealand’s existing bargaining framework. More>>

ALSO:

Suffrage 125: NZ A Trailblazer For Women

“We acknowledge the work of Kate Sheppard, Meri Te Tai Mangakāhia, and all of the suffragists who tirelessly campaigned for the vote… Today we also need to ask each other: how we can continue to make our country a fairer and better place to continue the legacy of the suffragists.” More>>

ALSO:

Asylum: Refugee Quota Increasing To 1500

“The quota increase will take place from July 2020. In the meantime, we will work to increase the number and spread of refugee resettlement and support services. We need to make sure we’re prepared for this change in policy.” More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels