The tasks of a police officer and of a minister of police are
quite different, thus the requirements are different too,
However if you want to harmonise the requirements re drink
driving convictions then remove them entirely!
Why should someone not become a police officer with such a
conviction when it is shown that behaviour has changed? That
is the purpose of our system of fines etc. that people change
their behaviour, isn't? If we do not take these changes into
account it is nothing but revenge.
Hypo: Airways can't just hire a part time controller for ten
or twenty minutes a day and you can't have another doctor
cover during surgery for ten minutes. Both jobs are dynamic
and require continuity to reduce the chances of human error.
There's enough inherent risk in handovers as it is. As the
current law stands the DHB's and Airways are breaking the law
every time their operators fail to take a ten minute break.
That's what the problem is and this bill tidies it up. If I
was a leftie I would be more concerned by the part covering
All health professionals should act appropriately & not
be governed by hysteria. However our employers (the citizens
of NZ) & their appointed representatives (the government
& more explicitly the DHBs) have a duty of care to their
health professionals. I work in a hospital, don't believe
that we are adequately prepared for Ebola or anything
similar. We do not have adequate training or protective
equipment to deal with this. That is why health professionals
are unhappy with the handling from all parties, many of whom
will be as far away from the frontline of healthcare as they
can possibly get.
It's no surprise to read your comment Sv3nn0, They are as
This legislation is a mean little piece of unrequired
employment law from the National government. It does nothing
to improve the lot of most wage and salary earners. Sorry
Sv3nn0 for criticising your beloved National party. You
should read the comments from Andrew Little on the effects of
this legislation. I don't believe he has it wrong.
If Gone With The Wind were a condensed book, it would
still be nOisy. Well, fiddle dd. Scarlett? Ashley! Mel!
Rhett! Ashley? Atlanta's burning. Where? Frank Lee, I dont
damn. Tomorrow is an other. TaRa!. The End.
Having to put up with another term with National in
government is the real cost of democracy john. If referendums
are the price of democracy, as you say, how come your
government chooses to ignore them when they show results that
don't suit your agendas? You seem to be confusing democratic