You smelled it too?
Sitting there in the Bus, Up North, listening to the accolades and celebrations thinking 'my god, do these people really believe that all is now going to be well in Old People and Cripple land? Do they honestly think that the $$$ are going to flow like waters from a burst dam to rectify the wrongs and inequities?'
Quiet! Cynical Old Bat!
However there is much that should be writ about this particular resolution to a(nother) long running court battle...but later, maybe.
I will make one observation though...
The Bartlett case would have gone nowhere without the 100% backing of the respective unions.
The Atkinson case was fought with commitment and vigour by the OHRP and the HRC but had NO support from the two organisations charged with representing the interests of people with disabilities (DPA NZ) and family carers (Carers NZ).
No support until the passing of the Part 4 amendment when there was a belated and half- hearted 'outcry'.....
Too little, too damn late.