Work ethic or worker abuse?

Would the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Labor Party, please explain where the 40-hour work week evaporated for public servants? From the mid-1800s forward, labourers – and ultimately the Labor Party – advocated the eight-hour workday, w…

Can bosses spy on your email?

CLA spokesperson Dean Prail spoke with Radio NZ recently over vague proposals in Australia to allow company bosses to spy in secret on employees’ emails, in the name of cyber-security. The Australian Attorney-General, Robert McClelland, has since acknowl…

DNA and Public Confidence

As the various state and territory governments are bit-by-bit expanding the use of DNA databases, here are two suggestions that would increase public confidence (or make politicians think a bit more carefully a) To give public confidence in…