" Michael Pead says the increase is “business as usual” due to the council’s increasing costs of operating."
My operating costs are similarly rising. Is the DHB going to do anything about the fact that there hasn't be an inflationary adjustment to the fees they pay us in, what, a decade? I'd love to increase my fees whenever I felt the need.
Its fair enough for the Council to pay for a core staff / resource with respect to discipline but to subject all of the profession to fee increases when discipline cases blow out is totally unreasonable. These over-and-above costs should be passed directly onto the guilty person/s.
Over a lifetime, an active person can walk the equivalent distance of five times around the equator!1