The Canberra Times reports that Chief Minister Stanhope isn’t satisfied with the naming and shaming of sub-standard restaurants, he’d also like doctors and lawyers to get similar treatment:
Jon Stanhope told The Canberra Times yesterday that he believed the paper’s campaign to have filthy eateries publicly identified should be extended to include professional groups that relied on the confidence of the public.
The Chief Minister said he was worried there was too much secrecy surrounding the disciplinary procedures for doctors and lawyers and members of the professions who were serial offenders should be publicly identified. He was prepared to talk to his colleagues, Health Minster Katy Gallagher and Attorney General Simon Corbell, about reforms to the rules for medical and legal professionals.
”I don’t demure from the appropriateness of ensuring that people have some notice of eating establishments that perhaps pose a risk to health welfare and wellbeing,” the Chief Minister said.
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”But this does beg that question … should we be thinking of extending that same rationale to other people in whom we place our trust absolutely?”
Personally I’d like to see lawyers who make false claims in bullying letters to trusting non-lawyers to face criminal charges.
What changes would the rest of the hive mind like to see?