Health & Safety Spending

November 16th, 2012 at 2:00 pm by David Farrar

Just been looking at the level of Government spending on health and safety, in the wake of the Royal Commission report. Here’s the increase or decrease in health and safety spending since 1999.

  • 2000 +$5,000
  • 2001 -$52,000
  • 2002 +$2,582,000
  • 2003 -$251,000
  • 2004 -$438,000
  • 2005 +$3,865,000
  • 2006 -$157,000
  • 2007 +$3,818,000
  • 2008 +$4,268,000
  • 2009 -$98,000
  • 2010 +$2,969,000
  • 2011 +$3,224,000
  • 2012 +$8,528,000

So if anyone goes on about cuts to health and safety funding, these facts may be useful.

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7 Responses to “Health & Safety Spending”

  1. burt (8,272 comments) says:

    Kind of tracks the electoral cycle… who would have guessed….

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  2. swan (665 comments) says:

    What the hell is “government health and safety spending”? You might want to be a bit more specific about what these numbers actually are.

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  3. RRM (9,924 comments) says:

    2008 +$4,268,000

    2012 +$8,528,000

    Ladies and gentlemen, I give you: “Labour Lite”!

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  4. Redbaiter (8,923 comments) says:

    A bunch of clipboard wielding arse covering egotists running around like Adolf on steroids, and holding week long meetings on the issue of what to do with their safety belts when they get out, open, drive through, close and get back into their cars when driving through a farm gate.

    Hows the accident rate relate to that expenditure?

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  5. In Vino Veritas (139 comments) says:

    So, we have in 8 years under Labour spending increasing $13.46m and in 3 years under National $14.63m. I’d say the comparison is stark.

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  6. DJP6-25 (1,387 comments) says:

    swan 2:13 pm. Government ‘health and safety’ is a whizzo scheme for otherwise unemployable Stalinists. Say you’ve got a BA in Art history, and Gender studies. The job offers haven’t exactly been pouring in. Then along comes an increase in the ‘health and safety’ budget. And Bob’s your uncle. A ‘job’ for life putting your Stalinist credentials to use.

    cheers

    David Prosser

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  7. mikenmild (11,247 comments) says:

    Do you even know what research is, DPF? What does that arbitrary string of figures have to do with anything? What counts as ‘health and safety spending’? Did you add these numbers up all by yourself from the Estimates summaries?
    You make some really good posts, but since you got back from holiday it seems like it’s just odd brain farts.

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