Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Fraser High School compensation claim assessed


29 September 2004

Fraser High School compensation claim assessed

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) has informed Hamilton’s Fraser High School that its compensation claim for the cost of relief teachers to cover staff absences during the 2003 Asian Gypsy Moth eradication operation has not been accepted, Director of Forest Biosecurity Peter Thomson said today.

Claims for compensation can be lodged with MAF in accordance with section 162A of the Biosecurity Act 1993 by parties who consider they have suffered loss as a result of actions MAF has taken to manage or eradicate any unwanted organism.

“Fraser High School made a claim to be compensated for what they believed to be the extra cost of relief teachers used to cover staff who took leave during the aerial operations to eradication the Asian Gypsy moth late in 2003,” Peter Thomson said.

“An independent investigation conducted by Sundial Group into the claim, determined there was ample opportunity for the school to make use of resources provided by the Ministry of Education to alleviate any cost impact on staffing resources caused by teachers taking leave because of the aerial operation. Education officials worked intensively with Fraser High School and identified $25,000 of staff funding management efficiency gains. The value of these gains was twice that of the Fraser High School claim.

“Ministry of Education records show that at the time of the aerial operations in Hamilton, Fraser High had considerable credits for sick leave available – 512 days in total.

“The report concluded that it was not plausible to consider that the taxpayer, having provided funding support through the Ministry of Education, should be asked to pay again through a compensation claim with MAF. As the relief funding rests with the Ministry not with the school, at no time was the school out of pocket. If any payment had been made to Fraser High by the MAF it would have effectively been regarded as “double-dipping,” Peter Thomson said

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On How The US Supreme Court Is Undermining American Democracy

If Joe Biden is elected President next week, here comes the bad news. If Biden tries to defend Obamacare, combat climate change (via say, a variant of the Green New Deal) or tries to improve the access of US women to abortion services , he will run afoul of a Supreme Court dominated by judges likely to rule that such matters must be left to the states like Missouri and Alabama to manage as they see fit. Meaning: Even if Biden had a radical agenda, this would be unlikely to survive the current bench on the Supreme Court... More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On National Being Shafted By Its Own Creation

As it licks its wounds, let’s hope the National Party can still find time to look back with some pride at what it has achieved in Epsom. The Act Party’s nationwide success on Saturday night has been a tribute to National’s foresight, and to its ... More>>

ALSO:

Green Party: 'Fruitful Discussions ... Further Discussions To Have'

The Green Party says there is a negotiation going on with the Labour Party, but there are more discussions to be had. More>>

ALSO:


Border: No Changes To Border Exemptions After Fishing Crew Test Covid-19 Positive

The cases were detected after routine day three testing but the immigration minister and air commodore agree there's no need to change border exemptions. More>>

PSA: Labour-Led Government Has Mandate For Transformation, Equality And Transparency

The Public Service Association welcomes the progressive electoral landslide New Zealand voters delivered on Saturday, and the union says its members look forward to implementing policies that reduce poverty and inequality, support affordable housing ... More>>

ALSO:


Election: ParityBOT_NZ Processed Nearly 200,000 Tweets To Find And Fight Online Abuse Over The NZ Election

Auckland, New Zealand: Of the almost 200,000 tweets directed at women candidates that Areto Labs’ proprietary election Twitter bot, ParityBOT_NZ, processed over the New Zealand election period, nearly 4,000 were classified as toxic and triggered ... More>>

Stats NZ: New Report Shows Significant Changes To New Zealand’s Climate

Climate change is already happening in New Zealand and could have a profound impact on future generations of New Zealanders, a new report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ says. Our atmosphere and climate 2020 , released today, includes analysis ... More>>

ALSO:

Judith Collins: Obese People Must Take Responsibility For 'personal Choices'

National Party leader Judith Collins has described obesity as a weakness and says people should not 'blame systems for personal choices'. More>>

Māori Party: Poll Reveals Tamihere On Cusp Of Historic Māori Movement Election Victory

John Tamihere’s election campaign is on the rise and on track to return the Māori Party to parliament, a new Māori TV poll has revealed. The poll released on 11 October during the seventh and final Māori TV Maori Electoral campaign coverage has Tamihere ... More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels