dunno. is there a drink called the 'pinko commie' or something?
conviction by innuendo
more about un-self-aware hypocrisy this time, surely?
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you'll note I used http://donotlink.com for that.
And #dirtypolitics has eaten itself, with Slater now delivering homilies about ethics.
Chris Hipkins is sitting on another ethics story where a senior National Party figure has been nailed for wife beating, and doing a whole lot of things that are not OK. Combine that with the Sabin story and it really looks like John Key doesn’t care about ethics.
Ethics in politics matter.
Often the left get ethics wrong when they claim National are unethical essentially crying wolf.
The public expect politics to be dirty, and accept that it is, but they don’t accept wife beating, sex offending, assaults or other major ethical lapses.
It gets worse. Bradbury notes this part of Hager's judicial challenge filing.
He further submitted that as some of the files seized included allegations of corruption within police, he was concerned that the data survived in its original condition.
Oh, and don't go near the comments unless you're swathed in tinfoil..
In an ideal world, there would be an organisation representing dissabled people....au fait with the variety of impairments and requisitries to leading a ' normal' life...to whom a disabled person to go to for advice, advocacy and if necessary...non violent direct activism.
Those things don't have to be provided by one organisation, but navigating answers sure requires a properly-resourced core advocacy service. A Disability Commission with teeth has also been proposed for some time to pull all govt agencies into line.
Our activism should be for big changes, not individual pieces of equipment.
DHBs are responsible for adults 65 and over like NASCs are for younger. May also be an intellectual impairment-related RIDCA contract that the DHB is somehow providing directly. Must be factors here we haven't heard yet.
And yes, the biggest gaps are the coordination between agencies and advocacy on behalf of the actual disabled person and their family to get what they're entitled to.
Whanau Ora addresses much the same gaps, as do a few scattered disability 'pilot projects' which mainly seem to help delay the system facing more widespread change. We already know more than enough about what would work better. Have done for years. Getting on with it requires coherent commitment and more leadership all round (govt, agencies, workers, community) than is on offer.
The follow-up - DHB mysteriously finds it can do the job right away after some publicity.
Maybe the swimming pool wasn't in NZ? Still don't know how a DHB is responsible for other than older people's support services.
Surely this is Taikura Trust’s bailiwick?
I don't understand that aspect of the story either.