Jobs friendly government?

Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, January 30th, 2013 - 9 comments
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More work in prisons, fewer mail deliveries, fewer WoF checks. I won’t say these are bad policies – done right there’s some merits. But I will point out this: 2,000 job losses from fewer WoF checks,up to 3,000 jobs gone with three day a week delivery, and the very real risk of prison labour displacing free workers. So much for a relentless focus on jobs.

9 comments on “Jobs friendly government?”

  1. aerobubble 1

    Two items. One Police are going to get more ?power? deal with mechanical faults on cars, this is about time given the cult of turning the automobile into a toy…

    Second, the large number of old cars on NZ roads, once removed the carbon saving, energy saving, even the lower demand for petrol that these vehicles…

    Again, mail delivery is going to be slower, there’s less of it, what’s the problem???

    Work in prisons, well if we understand that the loss of engaging with work, keeping and growing skills, continues punishment after time served then its a good thing surely. Sure they should be able to opt out, and I doubt the work will be all that appropriate, and the pay is going to be an abuse….

    So yes, do we really trust Key to be nice about it? No. And on his record, unfair attacks on Education to promote a hard line Charter schools policy and Naff standards, and no-pay. Its pretty clear Key doesn’t do moderate policy, rather the nasty is hidden in the detail, or overt and over board but made to look like its not of his making.

    I’m still awestruck about Bain. Walk into a murder scene, authorities then
    due to incompetence or other procedural errors, destroy the evidence of the murder scene
    to the point where there is reasonable doubt, does this automatically imply you are guilty until
    proven otherwise? No. Guilty on balance? No. It all still needs to be proven.

    Binnie was not asked not to comment on balance of probabilities, he was just not expected to, yet did as was his want. This was not a mistake or error in his report, no matter how hard the Minister for Justice says it is. Binnie concluded Bain on balance was innocent.

    So there’s no need for a further review, there was no need for Collins to have a report reviewed, and it does not bode well for any future independent oversea committee. Now they are suggesting a panel of three, a UK, OZ and Canadian. Who with any integrity would touch it, Justice Collins said that she was unhappy with the report, has used the several drafts as evidance of her unhappiness, others would regard this as cherry picking a report where she could significantly cull or not compensate Bain at all. Any further work would have to be an up or down question on compensation firstly, then how much. Since balance of probabilities is a civil standard and no civil standard can imprison a person, there is no way they could not compensate.

    So Collins must have been targeting the quantity, looking for a way to pay a lot less.

    I believe its in the public interest to side with compensation as judges, police, courts
    do make mistakes and should not be rewarded when they cannot definitively prove matters
    one way or the other. Such a precedent is just plainly contrary to the notion of justice.

  2. Draco T Bastard 2

    This government has a relentless focus on jobs, The more it destroys the lower the wages.

  3. fenderviper 3

    Soon it will be necessary to go to prison just to get a job in this country.

  4. rosy 4

    2,000 job losses from fewer WoF checks

    But plenty more in A&E medicine. It’ll be another structural unemployment problem though. So where’s the training /sarc.

  5. xtasy 5

    Honestly, when I heard this, and I initially overheard it in Key’s speech, I could not quite believe it. This last morning (30.01.) I then caught bits via the radio news and infotainment crap on private radio. And then it struck me. Hey, they now want to introduce “compulsory labour” for prisoners. That is more or less, what it boils down to. I was angry that the man from the Greens even said, we support it, as long as it is not conditional and compulsory.

    NZ is amongst the so called “developed countries” (largely OECD) now for sure, the biggest laughing stock, the most primitive and degenerate society that anyone can think of. Nobody in Europe would seriously think of bringing in such a scheme.

    It smells too much of “labour camps” or “boot camps”, but that is what seems to be “popular” with this government, and even a large share of one of the most mentally retarded and primitive populations within the OECD. Yes, I am sorry in a way, but that is the bloody truth about NZ. It is backward, primitive, draconian, hostile and almost like a dictatorship to live in. All else is lies.

    Today I got a response to a complaint (well justified) from the Ombudsman, who really is a woman here, but she is hard as nails, part of the establishment, and she covers the mates of her circles, when it gets too dicey with complaints. So it was a total fob-off. I experienced heaps of this in NZ, being a migrant of over 20 years, and I have NO faith in NZ being truly democratic and adhering to the rule of law.

    It is run istead by a brigade of old boys and old girls network, who do only so much to uphold law and democracy, but when it threatens one of their mates, they will cover up, fob you off and ignore the law as such. I have ample evidence, and I know that is why some former migrants left for good, because they saw the shit, crap and lies going on, and they had enough.

    I am sorry, not really, but I write this, so it is once and for all told and exposed, I could expose some officials more directly with publishing documents, but I refrain from that for my sanity and wish to survive. NZ is NOT what most of you NZers think it is, it is not that honest, democratic and clean as you may believe, it is in part very different to that.

    But then again, nobody seems to question the system here, dictatorship of sorts or not, it is comfy with most, as long as you have jobs and income. But then, the Chinese can and will deliver the same, and democracy will not just be a fake with them, it will not even be upheld. No difference to Kiwis, I am afraid, they are all too afraid to speak up and question anyway. Perfect Dictatorship in Aotearoa!

    • Naturesong 5.1

      Fire that stuff off to wikileaks then.

      Unless you’re just posturing … ?

      • xtasy 5.1.1

        You are a few years behind, it seems.

        Wikileaks has since 2010 more or less been “hand-cuffed”, tied up and “castrated”, due to actions by US authorities. Assange is in exile in the embassy of Ecuador in London, and guess why.

        So your suggestion is just “posturing”.

        If you really think NZ governments are that independent and free from US and other foreign interests here, not just economic, then you are one of the majority of daydreamers that sadly do not get it, what really goes on behind the scenes.

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