This is a good trick.
When something goes wrong, you say it was the Government’s fault.
In this case, the something that went wrong was a company’s failure to keep one of its workers safe and in good health.
As a consequence of its laxity a young man is dead.
Alf refers to the Taranaki contracting firm whose newly employed tree feller was killed by falling branches.
According to Stuff, the firm has attacked the lack of Government inspectors in their industry.