what we are missing is strategy and planning
Here's what I was trying to build for disability activism:
Let's take part.
Here's hoping the tragically insecure Mr Smith doesn't ape the Australian govt (h/t Di White):
The Abbott government is following the course set by the Howard government, which was dogged in its efforts to ensure the non-profit sector was prevented from voicing unwelcome opinions. Contracts with community sector organisations routinely included gag clauses and reserved the right to censor public statements before they were released.
.. though I'd note NZ has already excluded advocacy as a charitable purpose when our Charities Act was written and earlier forbidden it in (at least Ministry of Health) govt funding contracts to NGOs, under both Labour and National-led governments.
Where this latest bunch has gone further is in systematically undermining officers of Parliament by either under-funding them, ignoring their recommendations or as in this case threatening them with law changes.
Bullies faced with ineffective, incoherent opposition cause harm.
For many of them, English is their second language. It doesn't seem to be holding them back.
much like Maori
Capitals, please. Ethnic groups have them.
Native Affairs on Monday had an interesting segment about Jennifer Ward-Lealand learning te reo
awesome story (9m clip):
Gwarn say it like it is meant to be said.
instead we may hear this half-pai mangling: