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Name: State-Owned Enterprises Act 1986. No. 124.
Country: New Zealand
Subject(s): Economic and social policy; Conditions of employment; Conditions of work
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1986-12-18
Entry into force:
Published on: Printed separately, 57 p.
ISN: NZL-1986-L-3179
Bibliography: Printed separately, 57 p.
Abstract/Citation: Part I of the Act contains a statement of principles, including the operation as a successful business as being the main objective of every State enterprise. To this end, it shall be "(a) as profitable and efficient as comparable businesses that are not owned by the Crown; and (b) a good employer; and (c) an organisation that exhibits a sense of social responsibility..." (s. 4(1)). A "good employer" is defined as an employer whose personnel policy ensures the fair and proper treatment of employees, including good and safe working conditions, an equal opportunities employment programme, the impartial selection of suitably qualified persons for employment, and opportunities for the enhancement of the abilities of individual employees (s. 4(2)). Part II of the Act embraces provisions on the formation and ownership of new state enterprises. Part III governs accountability and Part IV contains miscellaneous provisions. The Act includes six Schedules covering, inter alia, repeals of other enactments and a list of state enterprises.
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