Posts by Hilary Stace

  • Access: Crip the Lit’s new publication…,

    Oops, I have been alerted to a couple of minor errors

    Trish is the editor and Robyn is co-founder of CriptheLit but not co-editor.. So
    the sentence reading "...reclaimed as a disabled writer by joint editor and CripTheLit founder Robyn Hunt." should read "joint Crip the Lit co-founder founder Robyn Hunt."

    Also "For example, joint editor Trish Harris’s piece begins: "I am a part-time crane operator... should read, "For example, editor Trish Harris’s piece begins: "I am a part-time crane operator."

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3183 posts Report Reply

  • Access: Crip the Lit’s new publication…,

    Hopefully this little publication is only a start.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3183 posts Report Reply

  • Access: The stories the Royal Commission…,

    The Royal Commission is establishing a survivor panel. Applications open till the end of the month
    https://www.abuseinstatecare.royalcommission.govt.nz/News

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3183 posts Report Reply

  • Access: The stories the Royal Commission…,

    Today's article in the Sunday Star Times by Andrea Vance shows another reason why many abuse survivors distrust the state and its agencies such as Crown Law. The state's resources were used on surveillance of Keith Wiffin in earlier attempts to seek justice for survivors.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/110721947/state-abuse-survivor-in-spying-scandal-says-govt-lawyers-set-out-to-vilify-him

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3183 posts Report Reply

  • Access: Jacinda, please can you help…, in reply to Carol Hamilton,

    Good to hear, Carol. I thought you had been restructured almost out of existence. Perhaps your student(s) could write a blog about their work for Access sometime.

    Very pleased to hear to hear the ministers' announcement yesterday that Minimum Wage Exemptions will finally be phased out. They will be replaced by a wage subsidy to the employer which is still sending a message that a disabled worker is less valuable than a non-disabled one. But it is an important step towards employment rights.

    https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/disability-sector-consulted-minimum-wage

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3183 posts Report Reply

  • Access: The long road to real space, in reply to Russell Brown,

    We all need these.

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  • Access: The long road to real space,

    I think an anxiogenic environment is an an unrecognised and unaddressed cause of a great deal of so-called 'challenging behaviour' for autistic children and adults. It's why we needed to get Ashley Peacock out of a noisy, unpredictable, often hostile incarceration into a purpose built and peaceful supported home in the community.

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  • Access: The stories the Royal Commission…,

    In 1972 there was a Royal Commission which looked at the situation with psychiatric and psychopaedic hospitals. The incoming Labour Government disestablished it and transferred it to a select committee investigation, basically saying get on with de-institutionalisation. The Commissioners decided to publish their recommendations on the 'mentally handicapped' anyway as they were unanimous in criticising government policy for the previous 20 years which had led to increased institutionalisation including of children. They provide figures of almost 5000 'mentally handicapped' children and adults then institutionalised. I do hope the new Commission takes all this context into account. Deep roots for ongoing injustice.

    http://www.moh.govt.nz/notebook/nbbooks.nsf/0/AFE2E39B246EE9114C2565D70018A747/$file/services-for-the-mentally-handicapped-3rd-report-royal-commission-inquiry.pdf

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3183 posts Report Reply

  • Access: The stories the Royal Commission…,

    Disability neglect sadly continues. Distressed to hear about the so called carer of a high needs woman who, in a 6 hour day shift, spoke only a couple of sentences to her, offered no food/drink or help with toileting and watched loud videos with violence and swearing while ignoring her charge. Job description is to help with participation in the community.

    Agency would probably say that there is no one else who will do the work. (Even though it pays over $20 per hour.) Major workforce issues in the disability sector need to be urgently addressed regardless of the Royal Commission's findings.

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  • Hard News: Another year on earth,

    Great to see Jackie Clark on the New Year Honours list. I first 'met' Jackie through Public Address years ago.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3183 posts Report Reply

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