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Would You Choose To Live In A Sole Parent Family?

Tuesday, 9 December 2003, 1:30 pm | Dave Crampton

Most Members of Parliament were brought up by their mum and dad and it served them well. Most, if not all MP's who are raising kids are in households headed by both parents - by choice. More >>

Big News: Children In Dysfunctional Families

Monday, 1 December 2003, 10:41 am | Dave Crampton

Caring for children within dysfunctional families has never been as important, nor on the minds of politicians as much as the present. A select committee is still to report on the Care of Children Bill, a bill aimed at offering a framework for resolving ... More >>

Big News: Regarding The Safety Of Kiwi Kids

Tuesday, 25 November 2003, 11:33 am | Dave Crampton

L Mylie, using research and commenting on Act MP Muriel Newman's media release promoting the benefits of two parent families, pointed out the fact in a Scoop reader opinion that, compared to married fathers, sole fathers are 20 times as likely to abuse their ... More >>

Prostitution Bill passes by one vote

Thursday, 26 June 2003, 9:15 am | Dave Crampton

Parliament last night passed law changes after MP’s used their conscience to vote 60-59 in favour of decriminalising prostitution. More >>

Big News: Steve Maharey Misleads Parliament

Tuesday, 27 May 2003, 2:23 pm | Dave Crampton

Social Services Minister Steve Maharey is either “bullshitting” again or is ignorant of aspects of his portfolio, especially regarding the increase in the number of sickness and invalids beneficiaries. I’m sure John Tamihere is not surprised. More >>

ACC Claimants Punished For Living Overseas

Friday, 28 February 2003, 10:56 am | Dave Crampton

ACC is telling claimants who live overseas to return to New Zealand at their own expense to be assessed for vocational assessments or risk losing compensation, even if they don’t need an assessment. Claimants they are allowed to use their own doctor ... More >>

ACC Rehab. Not Adequately Assisting Claimants

Thursday, 27 February 2003, 12:36 am | Dave Crampton

One of the key aspects in the Accident Compensation scheme is rehabilitation, which aims to assist claimants back to their pre-accident condition, or back to some form of employment. More >>

ACC Repeatedly Cuts Compensation For Disabled Boy

Wednesday, 26 February 2003, 10:16 am | Dave Crampton

The severely disabled Christchurch boy who was mauled by a dog as a baby, only to have compensation stopped last month, has had an uphill battle with ACC since his 1993 injury. His case has been to review several times. More >>

ACC Management Still Hostile To Media Queries

Tuesday, 25 February 2003, 12:07 am | Dave Crampton

ACC is delaying responses to media compiled by it’s own media advisors by insisting that any written replies to journalists be signed off by senior management, who in turn are delaying signing the responses. In many cases, senior officials are ordering ... More >>

ACC Boss Accused Of Misrepresenting The Public

Monday, 24 February 2003, 10:35 am | Dave Crampton

ACC boss Gary Wilson is accused of selectively engineering figures again – this time regarding customer satisfaction surveys. More >>

ACC claimants are not advised their entitlements

Friday, 21 February 2003, 9:49 am | Dave Crampton

Accident victims seeking rehabilitation from ACC are not being advised of their entitlements despite receiving “fact sheets” emphasising that case managers will explain all services a claimant is entitled to apply for and receive. Consequently claimants are not being ... More >>

How some ACC assessments predetermine outcomes

Thursday, 20 February 2003, 8:35 am | Dave Crampton

Assessors contracted by ACC are not providing claimants with a fair assessment of their injury and vocational ability, thus limiting the assistance provided by the Corporation. More >>

Dodgy Assessments Used To Rid ACC of Claimants

Wednesday, 19 February 2003, 9:05 am | Dave Crampton

BIG ACC NEWS: ACC uses substandard assessments to tell injured claimants they are fit to work More >>

ACC case manager and assessor collude

Tuesday, 18 February 2003, 8:38 am | Dave Crampton

ACC case managers are arranging to have claimants assessed on the pretence of providing rehabilitation, but in reality the aim in many cases is to save the corporation money. In some cases the case manager is colluding with the assessor to reduce entitlements ... More >>

ACC staff knowingly flout ACC legislation

Monday, 17 February 2003, 8:23 am | Dave Crampton

ACC case managers have been forcing claimants to suspect dodgy rehabilitation plans all year round by sending standard “form” or “computer” letters, sanctioned by senior staff. The letters stipulate that every page in the rehabilitation plan be signed ... More >>

ACC bullies claimants before Christmas

Monday, 16 December 2002, 9:06 am | Dave Crampton

ACC Case Managers and staff at ACC subsidiary Catalyst are sending illegal rehabilitation plans to claimants asking for them to be signed and returned by Christmas. If they are not signed the implication is that entitlements could be cut. One claimant received ... More >>

Big News: Children, Smacking And The DPB

Tuesday, 10 December 2002, 10:04 am | Dave Crampton

Social Services Minister Steve Maharey is a politically correct socialist. He was all ready to repeal Section 59 of the Crimes Act – the section that gives the right for parents to physically discipline their kids. The only thing that has stopped ... More >>

Big News: ACC Boss Misleads Public Again

Monday, 2 December 2002, 12:00 am | Dave Crampton

Big News with Dave Crampton ACC Boss Accused Of Misleading The Public Over Rehabilitation Costs More >>

Big News: More Spending Money Or Higher Income?

Wednesday, 20 November 2002, 12:04 am | Dave Crampton

The recent living standards report from the Ministry of Social Development has indicated that beneficiaries and low income workers won’t necessarily have a higher standard of living if their benefit or salary is slightly increased. An increase in a benefit ... More >>

Big News: Secretly Surveying The ACC

Wednesday, 6 November 2002, 9:08 am | Dave Crampton

The ACC has contracted BRC Marketing & Social Research to complete confidential telephone interviews with claimants this week to provide feedback to the corporation on how their services are appreciated by claimants. The random survey of claimants ... More >>





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