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Alert24 - Safeguard Update

Safeguard says

Safeguard says
2017-01-27
Article Type:
Comment & Analysis
Publication Date:
2017-01-27
Jurisdiction:
New Zealand

Creating an exemption to the HSW Act, as Labour leader Andrew Little proposes, inevitably resurrects the memory of the objections – from Labour among others – to minister Michael Woodhouse’s widely lampooned exemption of agriculture from the list of high risk industry sectors. (From the perspective of our new post-truth era some might have said the minister’s reasoning was based on ‘alternative facts’.)

The HSW Act – the legacy of Pike – gives some confidence that in future, officers found to be as negligent as those involved in Pike are likely to be imprisoned. Better to let the new legislation find its feet – and its teeth.

 

 

People Mentioned:
Andrew Little; Michael Woodhouse
Reference No:
170127CA-0015

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