Arts grant system is flawed, says filmmaker

Assessments are incomplete and fail to give the true picture, she claims

A controversial film director is questioning assessments by the Arts Development Council after her group was ruled out for more funding for the 2005-06 financial year.

Monday, 15 August, 2005, 12:00am

Guidelines set for new jury system

The aim is to raise the standard of court procedures and prevent corruption

Top judicial authorities have issued a set of guidelines to govern the revised jury system in an attempt to raise sentencing standards and root out corruption in the mainland's courts.

21 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Jurors given clearer duties in move to clean up courts

Under a new system, assessors will be appointed by people's congresses

In an effort to remove malpractice from the courts, the National People's Congress Standing Committee has approved changes to the mainland's decades-old people's assessor system.

11 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Couple's tax bill repeatedly wrong

A couple's tax bill was miscalculated repeatedly because of one inspector's bad judgment, the Ombudsman said yesterday.

The couple complained to the Ombudsman about the department making repeated mistakes in over-assessing their tax liability.

6 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Assessors paid in shake-up

This month sees the start of a shake-up in the way Arts Development Council-sponsored performances are assessed. For the first time, music, dance and drama performances will be attended by one, two or 'ideally three' council reviewers who will be paid for their time and comments.

2 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

2,200 seek taxman job

More than 2,200 people applied for 50 jobs as assistant assessors in the Inland Revenue Department. The $18,000 salary was more than the private sector offered for similar jobs, a department spokesman said.

18 Feb 1997 - 12:00am