Blow your own whistle

There has been a flurry of commentators and even the Minister for the ACC Judith Collins lining up to blame Bronwyn Pullar for her her actions, and suggest that she has not behaved responsibly. Whistleblowers usually have to go through hell and back.  We even have laws in this country to protect them.  And don’t Read More >

Where there’s smoke…

When all this ACC carry on about Sensitive Claims kicked off in 2009, and I started this blog, I had no idea that three years later I’d still be banging on about the problems and difficulties claimants and professionals encounter. I’ve become one of those people who have become embattled with ACC, albeit for a Read More >

Survivors’ trust in ACC at rock bottom

Friday, 16 March 2012, 4:23 pm Press Release: New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists Survivors' trust in ACC at rock bottom 16th March, 2012 ACC has once more shown its lack of understanding of the needs of survivors of sexual abuse. Whilst it is clear that the privacy breach this week of 6000 individuals' private health Read More >

Is there a doctor in the house?

25/03/12 Update: This blog post has been edited from it's orginal after legal counsel for Dr. Dodwell expressed concerns about the impact of this blog post on his ongoing professional reputation. Today's announcement that ACC has managed to send information about 9000 6000 clients, including allegedly 250 137 Sensitive Claims clients, has been described as Read More >

ACC Sensitive Claims Provider and Client Survey

The last step of the Independent Clinical Review of the ACC Sensitive Claims Treatment Pathway is nearly upon us, namely the 18 month follow up review.  As part of that process representatives of the various professional bodies will be meeting with Barbara Disley, the review's lead author in late March to discuss how ACC are Read More >

Time is right to protest via social media sites

This post appeared as a guest column in the Sunday Star Times on the 15th January.  Click here to see the original. The past 12 months have been a great time for protesting. Internationally, Time magazine made The Protester its Person of 2011. And it's not surprising really. We are more connected to each other Read More >

Who benefits?

Much has already been said about the recent announcement by National of it's "solution" to what it claims are the many young languishing as school dropouts or on either a Domestic Purposes Benefit or an Indepednent Youth Benefit.  Like a lot of policies instituted by this National Govenrment the position it has taken seems devoid Read More >

Feminist sympathiser?

I have been accused of many things over the last couple of years and most of them I feel proud of.  Like this accusation from the MENZ website (the website of John Potter husband of Dr. Felicity Goodyear-Smith see here) because of this blog I wrote sometime ago. "Perhaps his judgement has been impaired by an Read More >

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