Posts by Hilary Stace

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    This is a fascinating thread of great historical significance. Since August 2014 over 650,000 views and 2000 comments. I suspect it still has a way to go. I do hope it is being carefully archived.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3137 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The miserable archive,

    We used to have a NZ Guidelines Group with a team of researchers highly skilled in analysing and grading scientific evidence. This whole saga shows why we need such an independent and skilled team in a public agency so the process cannot be captured by any interest group.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3137 posts Report Reply

  • Access: Of value in and of itself,

    Best wishes with your research.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3137 posts Report Reply

  • Access: Stroppy parents and battling…,

    The Wellington City Council has recently decided to restore the Basin Reserve stand. That was the site of the temporary venue for the school while the Coromandel Street site was developed. I hope there is a plaque or something in the restored building to record this important little piece of Wellington's disability history.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3137 posts Report Reply

  • Access: Fighting seclusion with…,

    Never been an incident when he is out of that place including to the hospital, beaches, cafes etc. Just needs good caring carers and some peace and quiet. Those injuries are not self-inflicted.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3137 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Protecting privilege in Epsom, in reply to Sacha,

    Good question.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3137 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Protecting privilege in Epsom,

    I went to watch Question Time in Parliament today. It's so nice and still slightly unreal to see Jacinda as PM and those three parties in Government working together. A question came up on this issue and among various exchanges Phil Twyford said 6 units would be specifically for disabled people. I don't know exactly what this means as I would hope universal design be incorporated into all new builds and therefore accessible to everyone - but 6 disability specific units still sounds good to me. Phil Twyford and David Seymour had a bit of an argument about it all with Phil's comments largely aligned with what Russell says on this post. But soon after David Seymour came over to the Government side and had a long intense chat with Phil Twyford (that didn't look like an extension of an argument) to the extent that Chris Hipkins who was next to them and trying to give a Budget speech all about education, asked them to shut up. I wonder whether they were trying to arrange a public meeting?

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3137 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Budget 2018: The broadcasting…, in reply to mpledger,

    It would be sensible to wait until the board under the new chair Jim Mather is up to speed. Hopefully there will also be some public broadcasting enthusiasts among new board appointees.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3137 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Budget 2018: The final tick, in reply to Russell Brown,

    They bickered a bit about which select committee to send it to but I wasn't sure what that was about. National Party MPs emphasised that they were not in favour of state funding of political parties but that this fund was OK.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3137 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Budget 2018: The final tick,

    If you watch Parliamentary TV on Freeview 31 you will also get NZ Sign Language interpretation - a significant first.

    Incidentally, yesterday some of us were in Parliament to observe the first reading of the Election Access Fund Bill which was introduced by Chloe Swarbrick but was developed by former Green MP Mojo Mathers. It would create a fund for the additional expenses disabled people might require to stand as candidates (such as interpreters, transport, technology etc). Several MPs from across the House spoke in favour, some even passionately. No one spoke against it and it was sent to a select committee. It was great to see Parliament working cooperatively like this.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3137 posts Report Reply

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