Posts by Hilary Stace

  • Speaker: Disability and the Royal…,

    Stories told on live stream are gripping

    https://www.abuseincare.org.nz/public-hearings/live-stream/

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3202 posts Report Reply

  • Access: Thank you to those stroppy…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Even more toxic the shame of disability and difference and the prejudice against children and families.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3202 posts Report Reply

  • Access: Thank you to those stroppy…,

    Thanks for posting this Russell, and for your ongoing support of the Access blog site. Hopefully the names Margaret and Hal (Harold) Anyon, and their battles for inclusion of all children, will soon better known as a result of the new focus on teaching our NZ history.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3202 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Disability and the Royal…,

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  • Speaker: Disability and the Royal…,

    There are some groups and people who are constantly criticising the Royal Commission. I would suggest people critique why they might want to undermine it or want it to fail or close.

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  • Speaker: Disability and the Royal…,

    Lawyer Sonja Cooper on the difficult job of the Royal Commission, the complexity of abuse, and the danger of disenfranchising some survivor voices
    https://www.rnz.co.nz/audio/player?audio_id=2018714766

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  • 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.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3202 posts Report Reply

  • 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.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3202 posts Report Reply

  • 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.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3202 posts Report Reply

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