Worker exploitation rampant in New Zealand

Modern Slavery is becoming common Tod Cooper Wellington, May 4, 2018 Our politicians and law makers need to accelerate the introduction of a Modern Slavery Act to establish clearer compliance expectations, tighter regulations and higher pecuniary consequences for individuals and businesses who support Modern Slavery. The UK example A good example is the UK’s Modern Slavery Act. All companies with…

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Sir Anand Satyanand appointed to IACC Council

Sourced Content Wellington, May 3, 2018 Former Governor General Sir Anand Satyanand has been appointed to the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) Council for a six-year term. His appointment signals a significant advancement of the role of the Pacific and New Zealand within the international anti-corruption community. Sir Anand is a former Patron of Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) and currently…

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New Zealand banks should demonstrate their integrity

Litany of Revelations in Australia border on criminality Suzanne Snively Wellington, May 3, 2018 The cricket ball tampering incident was bad enough for the Aussies reputation. It has been pushed out of the headlines by The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry. Australian banks and insurance companies have provided A litany of revelations to…

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Under-funded DHB ‘directed’ what to tell ministers

John Campbell Check Point (RNZ) Auckland, May 3, 2018 The Health Ministry drafted a letter which the Chair of the cash-strapped Canterbury District Health Board then sent to the government saying it could work with existing funding. Information obtained by Checkpoint under the Official Information Act shows that in December 2015, the DHB’s then-chairman Murray Cleverley sent a letter to…

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