Nats regulate paddling pools, but ignore forestry deaths
28 November 2013
Nats regulate paddling pools, but ignore forestry
National has completely lost its touch with the
public by imposing paddling pool inspections but refusing to
take action on the serious issue of deaths in the forestry
industry, says Labour's Building and Construction
spokesperson Shane Jones.
“Forestry safety is a
deadly issue but Simon Bridges has allowed personal pride to
blind him to these tragedies.
Williamson is so bored in his portfolio he’s regulating
paddling pools. At least he’s not as out of his depth as
“No one wants to see needless deaths but
the fear for Kiwis is that local government staff will get
even more petty than they already are. The notion that
neighbours and council inspectors will peer over fences into
little Johnny’s paddling pool this summer is
“If these ministers want to make a
difference they should head to the bush where New Zealand
forestry workers aren’t coming back alive. Those deaths
are needless too.
“National's plans to regulate a
Kiwi summer tradition but not act on forestry safety shows
the Government is out of touch and out of its depth,” says
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