In these enlightened times we deliberately choose to use language to more accurately describe the types of attitudes we think are morally important for society as a whole. For this reason we refer to people who have experienced sexual abuse as survivors, and try to avoid calling Maori cannibals. This is the essence of “Politically Read more

Who to believe

You’d think after all this time, we’d have this sorted out, but no: I’m afraid I still don’t know who to believe when it comes to the politics around ACC. The Sunday Star Times ran a shocking story recently about some very disturbing emails that a client of ACC claims show a despicable internal culture of the Read more

Facebook opens door to cheating

Click here to the story as it originally appeared in the New Zealand Herald Popular social networking website Facebook is being blamed for a growing number of divorces as bored and lovesick middle-aged couples hook up with their ex-lovers or childhood sweethearts. In Britain, divorce lawyers claim the popularity of social networking websites are tempting Read more

Question time, but no answers…

So what questions would you like answered by the Hon. Dr. Nick Smith?  Personally I’d like to know who these “expert clinicans” are, especially seeing he’s relying on them so heavily.  So far as I can tell none of the people they’re relying on are experts in the field, so I’d like that one cleared Read more

The Poison Chalice

I’m pretty optimistic by nature, so forgive my spin on this one. Maybe it’s also just my need to feel like we are actually making a difference. But I honestly believe we are. It seems ACC are unable to find a “reviewer” for the new clinical pathway. Rumours are two have been approached, and turned Read more

The Swamp Creatures

Organizational culture is a hard thing to measure and describe. ACC has worked over the years to generate an image of them being helpful and compassionate over the years; their logo even says, “Prevention, Care Recovery.” However as all who have dealt with ACC recently know, for sensitive claims or indeed any claim, the culture Read more

ACC invents Time Machine: Uses it for Evil

Having been unhappy with only finding ways to deny current and new claims, ACC appeared to have used their considerable talents and resources to develop technology that even the most skilled and ingenious quantum physicists have been unable to achieve: the ability to travel through time and change the past! Now anyone who has ever Read more

New Years Resolution: Complain more

I have always been inclined to complain about injustice. It will surprise few that I have even been known to send the odd letter to the editor in the past and much to my partner’s annoyance even yell at the evening news. Occasionally I even stop watching the news, just so I stop yelling at Read more