Dr. Murray Lindsay draws our attention to this Act, which, he remarks, should be useful to us and may help forward our cause, for it contains some principles we are advocating and should like to see applied to the asylum service, viz.:—
1.—Compulsory superannuation. Sec. 2.
2.—Compulsory retirement. Sec. 2, paragraph 3.
3.—Transferred service to reckon towards pension. Sec. 4.
4.—Power to add a number of years not exceeding ten in certain cases for peculiar professional qualifications or special circumstances. Sec. 5.
5.—Power to grant gratuities in certain cases. Sec. 8.
6.—Power of appeal to Local Government Board to decide questions as to the right to or the amount of superannuation allowance. Sec. 18.
7.—“Emoluments,” including the money value of any apartments, rations, or other allowances, to be reckoned in calculating pension. This is compulsory as part of the superannuation and not permissive or discretionary.
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