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Financial Arrangements Joint Working Group

The Financial Arrangements Joint Working Group was set up to develop guidelines for cost-shares and fiscal caps under GIA. The Group was established following the March 2014 GIA Biosecurity Forum. 

The Group was temporarily suspended following the September 2014 Biosecurity Forum. It may be reconvened following the negotiation of the Fruit Fly Operational Agreement.  

The Deed states that certain costs associated with readiness and response activities are to be shared between the Ministry for Primary Industries and industry. The cost-shares are to be determined in a transparent and equitable manner. Signatories can set a fiscal cap that limits their funding liabilities for cost-shared readiness and response activities. 

The Group issued communiqués following each meeting to keep potential Signatories informed of their progress. 


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Members of the Group were:

  • Alan Pollard, Pipfruit NZ
  • Brendan Gould, MPI
  • Chris Baddeley, MPI
  • Chris Houston, Beef+Lamb NZ
  • Ed Massey, MPI
  • Gisele Irvine, representing multiple horticulture industries
  • Kimberly Crewther, DairyNZ
  • Martin Burns, NZ Equine Health Association (Racing Board)
  • Paul Goldstone, Meat Industry Association
  • Philip Gregan, NZ Winegrowers

Lois Ransom, GIA Secretariat, was the Group's Independent Chair until October 2014. A new chair will be appointed if the Group is reconvened. The Group was co-ordinated by Adam Benseman, GIA Secretariat. 

Fleur Matthews (MPI) and Barry O'Neil (Kiwifruit Vine Health) withdrew from the Group in September 2014.

Contact for more information

Steve Rich, GIA Secretariat
Direct Dial: 021 445 180 

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