Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Investigation after assault on PSA members

April 20, 2004

Investigation after assault on PSA members

A thorough investigation will take place following a serious assault on several Child Youth and Family staff at the Lower North Youth Justice residence in, PSA national secretary Richard Wagstaff said today.

“PSA and Child Youth and Family are extremely concerned about the gravity of the assault which has left several members of staff at the residence with serious injuries which will prevent them from working. It is crucial that we find out what went wrong.

“The PSA has met with the department and we have agreed that an immediate and thorough investigation will take place to ascertain the events which led to the weekend assault. We must find out what happened so it does not happen again.”

Richard Wagstaff said the safety of PSA members and Youth Justice residents was paramount and all steps must be taken to ensure this kind of violent incident did not occur.

“Although action has been taken to have the core group of young people involved removed from the site, they will still need to be placed somewhere and the options available are limited. This raises the issue of an urgent need for PSA and Child Youth and Family to look at staff safety issues and procedures in youth justice residences on a wider basis.”

Richard Wagstaff said there was absolutely no room for violence in any workplace.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Werewolf: What Does Winston Peters Want His Legacy To Be?

A lot of people in New Zealand seem to resent Winston Peters and the power that he appears to have. “Appears” being the operative word. In reality, Peters will have power only up to the point that he uses it.

By next week, he’ll have become just another junior player in an MMP governing arrangement, battling to hold onto the gains he was promised. More>>


Rising Toll: Road Safety Needs To Be A Higher Priority

Official advice released to the Green Party under the Official Information Act shows that the previous National Government dismissed an option to make road safety its most important transport priority after being told the road toll was rising. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>


Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>


Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>


Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>


Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>




Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election