Key Lorde-ing it up

Written By: - Date published: 7:45 am, November 22nd, 2013 - 12 comments
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12 comments on “Key Lorde-ing it up”

  1. AmaKiwi 1

    In the South African mall collapse, “The police have also opened a case of culpable homicide following the death of one woman in the collapse.”

    Is the NZ Dept. of Labour potentially guilty of “culpable homicide” for the 29 deaths because its inspectors did not close the mine when they found numerous breaches of safety regulations?

    In South Africa they could be charged and tried for murder.

    Source of quote:

    • Colonial Viper 1.1

      There can be no leadership without accountability and responsibility enforced at the highest levels.

    • Colonial Viper 2.1

      New laws are good but sometimes also a distraction: I am unsure why company and director culpability under current health and safety laws could not have been enforced.

      • Arfamo 2.1.1

        Isn’t it a bit difficult ethically and politically for that to happen when the principal Government Department charged with administering those laws was effectively found to be just as much to blame?

  2. arandar 3

    Is not Peter Whittall facing charges?

    I’d guess, if there were laws in place that had been broken, there would be others facing charges too.

    God knows, there’s enough feeling in the community to ensure that would have happened if it could, surely.

    • Te Reo Putake 3.1

      Whittall’s facing H&S charges, but not criminal charges. Even if found guilty of contributing to the deaths of 29 men, he won’t spend a day in jail.

      • Draco T Bastard 3.1.1

        I don’t think him spending time in jail would actually accomplish anything – I really don’t think that he would ever accept the guilt. Now, preventing him (and the rest of the board) from being in a management position for 10 or 20 years probably would.

  3. AmaKiwi 4

    We all seem to be raising a similar issue: “It is wrong to have different standards of accountability and responsibility for government than are applied to you and me.”

    “Hail Caesar” which roughly translates into German as “Seig Heil.”

    • Colonial Viper 4.1

      This is the trap the entire western world is falling into now. It is symptomatic of the last years of any advanced civilisation.

      Multiple instances of black Americans involved in petty crime or simply not paying their fines being put away behind bars for years. But those who conducted trillions of dollars of banking fraud…get jobs at the White House.

      In the UK youths who rioted and stole a bottle of wine got prison time. but the bankers who caused hundreds of billions of pounds of fraudulent losses on society…get tax breaks.

  4. captain hook 5

    I never bought her record and I never voted for him.

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