A High Court judge has questioned whether the head of Maritime New Zealand broke the law by axing a Nelson company as a safe ship monitor.
Bad language is mentioned:
Mrs Reynolds attended the injunction and said Justice Miller criticised MNZ for language that was "pure consultant speak ... and meaningless".
It's not unreasonable to infer, from the context, that fancy language could have been used deliberately. Now that's not the norm, in my experience.
Gobbledegook usually results from habit, carelessness or misconceptions about good business writing—don't you agree? I think it's reasonable to assume that most officials are not motivated by an evil desire to hoodwink the public with long words. But in this case, the thought may cross your mind.
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