Simon Bridges swings while John Campbell breaks the law


Last night John Campbell got a taste of his own medicine with Simon Bridges coming out swinging against the typical biased reporting on Campbell Live.

Campbell meanwhile, will be plotting his revenge on the young minister – by using those good old cleaners in Parliament as mere pawns in his drive for more ratings.

As highlighted on this blog, John Campbell is about to ensure MPs break the law


In a stunt to highlight the plights of Parliament’s workers – who are actually employed by BSC member Spotless Cleaning Services, some MPs are blatantly about to ignore Parliament’s health and safety  requirements. Not a good look to have MPs breaking their own laws.

But what John Campbell doesn’t quite realise is that he’s actually helping Simon Bridges bring about changes to the Employment Relations Amendment Bill, particularly that little clause Part6A.

Currently Part6A required organisations to directly employ individuals at short notice, sometimes without providing any opportunity for the employing organisation to manage its health and safety risk.

As these MPs seek to support exploit the cleaners by undertaking their work on Parliamentary premises, what’s the bet John Campbell isn’t following the requirement to:

  • undertake a health assessment to ensure the individual can undertake the activities that they’re engaged to do
  • Ensure they’ve passed a drug screen test
  • Assessed the competency of the individual (in this case MPs) to ensure an adequate level of supervision and instruction required to ensure that individuals safety while cleaning working in Bowne House
  • Assessed the suitability of the individual (insert MPs exploiting cleaners) to comprehend and follow work instructions, work safety and avoid causing harm to themselves or others
  • Provide an adequate Health and Safety induction process to ensure they are kept safe and are aware of their obligations

But Simon Bridges isn’t quite off the hook.

Information via the tip-line is suggesting all is not rosy with Part6A which may in fact expose the Government to culpability in the event of a workplace injury or worse – a fatality, where it’s demonstrated that an organisation  Campbell Live was unable to take all practicable steps to ensure the safety of a person Labour/Green Taliban MPs/pretend MP Brendon Horan, due to restrictions imposed by this legislation.

Looks like the war between Simon Bridges and Campbell Live may take some exciting new twists.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.