There’s serious crime related to window washing.
NZ should tackle the source of the problem – not a symptom.
The frustrating thing about this bill and this issue is that the two major parties both seem to be ignoring the bigger picture.
Our approach to criminal behaviour and its associated penalty in this country regularly fails to tackle the bigger issue.
It’s frustrating to have government ignore the causative issues and address the superficial symptoms.
Poverty – housing unaffordability – low wages – these issues are insurmountable.
But a law gives power to police to fine a window washer – that’s doing something.
Why is it that our two major parties continually fall short when addressing the environment that necessitates this activity and instead focus on the activity itself?
When will Labour stop trying to jump on National’s bandwagon of appearing ‘tough on crime’ and actually focus on making genuine substantial changes that will have long-term payoff?