22 When access to workplaces may be denied

(1)

A representative of a union may be denied access to a workplace if entry to the premises or any part of the premises might prejudice—

(a)

the security or defence of New Zealand; or

(b)

the investigation or detection of offences.

(2)

A certificate given in accordance with subsection (3) is conclusive evidence that grounds exist under subsection (1) for denying entry to the premises or part of the premises.

(3)

A certificate is given in accordance with this subsection if—

(a)

it is given by the Attorney-General; and

(b)

it certifies, in respect of the premises or part of the premises concerned, that permitting entry under section 20 might prejudice—

(i)

the security or defence of New Zealand; or

(ii)

the investigation or detection of offences.

Compare: 1991 No 22 s 15