Posts by Hilary Stace

  • Hard News: Who are the medicinal…,

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  • Access: Reviewing Funded Family Care and…,

    There could be some families who already have some services from providers but some hours of payment for other times would be appreciated. I also hope that if it does prove popular that more funding is provided in future Budgets. The evaluation of Mana Whaikaha (the new NASC-less person-centred system in the MidCentral area which is proving very popular) is also due next year. I would hope that all these things are considered in a new focus on fairer and more consistent disability support in the next parliamentary term.

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  • Access: Reviewing Funded Family Care and…, in reply to Rosemary McDonald,

    Thanks for this Rosemary. Pity about the Herald paywall as I miss some of Kirsty's good work these days. She knows a lot about state care and disability as a result of her investigations over the last several years.

    I am hopeful that the eventual select committee process looking at the repeal of the 2013 NZPH&D Act will be an opportunity for some real investigations about better ways.

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  • Access: Reviewing Funded Family Care and…, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    Just to clarify a bit more. The Government will (hopefully) repeal the whole of he 2013 NZ Public Health and Disability Amendment Act. The whole point of the Act was to amend and extend Part 4A of the 2000 Act. I should have made that clearer in the post.

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  • Access: Reviewing Funded Family Care and…,

    My lack of a legal background shows in a couple of errors in this post. The Court of Appeal is not the highest court (that's the Supreme Court). The act to be repealed is part 4A of the 2013 NZ Public Health and Disability Amendment Act, which refers back to Part 4A of the 2000 NZ Public Health and Disability Act. Sorry about this.

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  • Access: Reviewing Funded Family Care and…,

    I think I was mistaken in thinking that this was a big change. It was only a tweak to let in a few more applicants.

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  • Access: Jim's Truth,

    Thank you

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  • Hard News: Rip It Up: A history of us, a…, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    That was after my time, and there were some smart young students involved by then., including I think Simon Wilson? Time for a history of the SSSA.

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  • Hard News: Rip It Up: A history of us, a…, in reply to Alfie,

    That Letraset brings back memories of doing layout for our rebellious Secondary School Students' Association newsletter calling for student democracy in high schools, the end of corporal punishment and uniforms, and marches on Parliament. Catherine Delahunty was our feerless teenage leader. My friend's father had a stationery importing business which was handy. Yesterday's student strikes reminded me of those days - the technology has certainly advanced but I recognise the energy and the urgency.

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  • Access: You just need a sense of humour, in reply to BenWilson,

    Helen has got to know the Poisons Centre people well over the years. Most things are locked away but it just takes an unguarded minute. But what makes me sad is the lack of respectful and appropriate services and support they have experienced over the years. Some high points/good people but lots of very low points and people who should never be allowed near vulnerable non-verbal people. And constant surveillance.

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