Posts by steven crawford

  • Speaker: Election 2014: Mental Health Policies,

    The Labour Party policy is good on this, especially that they recognize alcohol addiction as something to take seriously. They will act on the law commission recommendations. My hope is that the advertising will be toned down, so my daughter won’t be fooled into thinking that alcohol is socially essential. And that people who don't drink are defective in some way.

    Kyle, what do you make of this:

    Ensure that when community mental health contracts are tendered that priority is accorded to organisations transitioning to a living wage.

    How many mental health practitioners get paid less that the living wage. Do you know?

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  • Speaker: Why I'm standing in Ilam, in reply to Deborah,

    I know, I'm finding the policy's easily by typing 'policy's' into my google search.

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  • Speaker: Why I'm standing in Ilam,

    In the interests of reinforcing this blog is not an add – rather, it’s a doorstep ‘discussion’ if you like. I remind you that the community collage based adult education, (night class) is part of what I am talking about up thread.

    Don’t get me started on reinstating the lighthouse keepers.

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  • Speaker: Why I'm standing in Ilam, in reply to Matt Crawford,

    That is a pretty funny YouTube.

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  • Speaker: Why I'm standing in Ilam, in reply to Deborah,

    Comprehensive Labour policies for Christchurch all available here:

    Besides that, I trust the Labour Party to run a healthy bureaucracy. That doesn’t make a good campaign slogan, But none the less, it’s Important.

    Can we please rebuild the public service, and then begin look to support the privet sector mental health providers – by employing them in properly resourced public facility’s with well trained clinicians? Also See up thread regards addiction treatment services. Can we include them as public health services?

    I could get my people to talk to your people after the election:)

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  • Hard News: UPDATED: Media Take: Election…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    The same would not, however, apply if James’ post were to be published as a newspaper column. This is strange.

    I see it as the same as staging a public meeting, in the privet/public cusp. A shopping mall, for lack of a better analogy.

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  • Speaker: Why I'm standing in Ilam,

    But the reality is that the media would prefer a sensational, stupid, or salacious hook rather than a solid campaign. That might be better for attracting eyeballs or advertising, but it doesn’t help when you’ve got a complex, convoluted subject like the rebuild.

    With due respect for the people dealing with the after math of a natural disaster, there are other complex, convoluted problems also at hand. Take a look at the Labour Party policy on domestic violence for example. The Labour Party as a whole, also has its hands on promoting the sensational, stupid and emotive media hype y’know.

    Questions : Do you have alcohol/addiction and violence problems in Christchurch, which requires intelligent attention?

    Would you consider actually fronting up to a TV camera to question the morality of the alcohol industries advertising tactics – confront the denial about the coronation between domestic violence and alcohol?

    And do you think it was an economically smart move to starve the rehabilitation centers like Hanmer springs? If so will you push to include the ‘rebuild’ of these and other public mental health services in your narrative?

    You don’t strike me as the sort of person that’s only thinking about the bricks and mortar:)

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  • Hard News: Didn't see that coming,

    Still she gave us a great name for our pub quiz team on Monday night: Puffed-up Glove Puppets of Cameron Slater, which won us a jug of beer.

    Gee wiz, you jokers are pushing the envelop there.

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  • Hard News: UPDATED: Media Take: Election…,

    but what politician will repeal a ban on satirizing politicians?

    Ben Uffindell

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  • Up Front: Oh, God, in reply to chris,

    Universities no place for undercover missionaries

    I sometimes feel duped, when I discover the waiata we sang on the marae, translates to Christian babble.

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