Brownlee asked for, and received, permission to be where he was
Does knocking on a door, walking through it when opened from the other side, and making a statement of action - not a question - count as that?
Thank you. Was about to link to that. Is the sort of journalism we've been sorely missing.
s/he didn’t have to take a settlement of their arrangement
if she wanted any further public sector jobs. The power imbalance is high. Hence expectations that senior CEOs behave impeccably.
Some DHBs still have disability committees and some have a bit of staff specialism but that does not mean crucial support in the ward situation.
The ineffectiveness of those advisory committess is revealed whenever action requires budget rather than gum-flapping.
Double-dipping? Grrrr. Health agencies still have a way to go to understand health and disability are not the same thing. That reflects a disgusting lack of investment in leading better understanding.
One man pointed out that the DHB could have trouble getting up-to-date statistics on deaf people, since that question was left out of the last census.
Advocates do not do ourselves any favours by saying blatantly untrue stuff like that. Of course it was included. Refusal by StatsNZ to release numbers at local level is bad but nothing new. Again, crap leadership all round.
are those things all foot-pedals? yikes
Andrea Vance breaks ranks again by describing the process of spin.
Step 4: Deploy the prime minister
Only he can simultaneously reassure the media the Government is pulling out all the stops, while suggesting to the public this is really all a silly old storm in a tea cup. This usually involves an All Blacks metaphor.
If luck goes your way, he'll make a poor taste joke and take all the heat for 24 hours.
will swamp the new Labour leadership announcement or vice versa
And another core government agency cynically playing games with release timing.
Asked whether State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie met with Sutton yesterday, a spokesman said the question would be considered as an Official Information Act request, meaning the answer would likely be delayed by four weeks.
Sources said the commission was planning to make an announcement on Sutton early next week, timed to coincide with the Labour leadership vote.
How much of that culture is coming from their new Minister?
the amount of residential land owned by them is huge too.