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Counsellor & NZ Herald reach agreement on defamation claim

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 10:41 am | Steve Taylor

On 20/9/16, the NZ Herald published an article in which a number of inaccurate claims were made pertaining to the nature of my relationship with a key applicant witness in the Colin Craig / Jordan Williams defamation trial, Rachel MacGregor,and of some ... More >>

Counsellor seeking defamation advice over NZ Herald article

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 10:09 am | Steve Taylor

The director of Counselling service 24-7 Ltd is currently seeking legal advice regarding what he says are "outrageous and malicious" defamatory claims made against him by the NZ Herald, and by Rachel Macgregor, during the Defamation trial of Jordan ... More >>

Impending closure of Lifeline an opportunity for counselling

Friday, 1 July 2016, 10:12 am | Steve Taylor

The sad and impending demise of Lifeline Aotearoa, a Counselling Helpline that has assisted people in crisis since 1964, and which currently fields approximately 15,000 calls per month, is an invitation for the New Zealand Counselling industry to finally ... More >>

Judges “appalling” decision in underage sex case

Friday, 1 April 2016, 10:11 am | Steve Taylor

Judges “appalling” decision in underage sex case now gives licence to sexually offend against minors, says Relationship & Family Counsellor More >>

The answer to improving mental health services

Sunday, 7 June 2015, 12:21 pm | Steve Taylor

Measuring client outcomes, not Social Bonds, the answer to improving mental health services, says Social Services Outcomes Researcher More >>

Social Worker registration won't solve problem of outcomes

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 9:10 am | Steve Taylor

"Registration, or even belonging to a Professional Association, is not the answer to fixing the fact that over half of the New Zealand Social Worker workforce are unqualified, and Ministry of Social Development Minister Anne Tolley would be fool-hardy ... More >>

PSA "Turkeys Christmas" appeal bad for CYF Review

Sunday, 12 April 2015, 11:38 pm | Steve Taylor

The call by the Public Services Association to include Social Workers in an independent CYF Review is akin to asking turkeys to vote on the validity of an early Christmas, says Steve Taylor, a Counsellor and Social Services Outcomes Researcher who has worked ... More >>

Counselling Funding Still Not Being Measured for Effectivene

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 12:53 pm | Steve Taylor

I read with interest the news that Australian Health Insurance provider Medibank had secured Counselling service contracts with ACC, and observed the angst of the NZ Counselling spokespeople in response. More >>

ACT Death Warrant Signed by Own Party Leader

Saturday, 16 August 2014, 11:19 am | Steve Taylor

In a host of quotes in a recent media article, ACT Party Leader Jamie Whyte pretty much signs the Electoral death warrant for both the Act Party and Epsom Candidate David Seymour, and then sends it to the voting public via the express courier which ... More >>

Cunliffe must really, REALLY hate research

Monday, 7 July 2014, 11:53 am | Steve Taylor

David “Tricky Dicky” Cunliffe must really, REALLY hate research, given his recent foray into Education. More >>

Conservative Party Candidate not going to apologise

Saturday, 5 July 2014, 9:18 am | Steve Taylor

A West Auckland private social service provider, academic, consumer advocate, media commentator and local West Auckland resident says that it is time for the electorate of New Lynn to have a parliamentary representative who actually lives in the area ... More >>

Consumer-based feedback from Glenn Enquiry long overdue

Tuesday, 17 June 2014, 10:07 am | Steve Taylor

The release of the “Peoples Report” generated from the Glenn Enquiry is the first public enquiry into Domestic Violence and Child Abuse that significantly privileges the Consumers voice, while dovetailing into some practical solutions, and is both ... More >>

Fraud Victims Group hopeful of Consumers being protected

Monday, 14 April 2014, 11:13 am | Steve Taylor

A Fraud victims advocacy group is hopeful that New Zealand Consumers will continue to be protected from a three-times bankrupt, multiple fraudster and convicted sex offender with a 32 year criminal history to his name. More >>

Psychology industry "manufacturing a crisis"

Monday, 24 March 2014, 12:18 pm | Steve Taylor

Post-Graduate Psychology funding cuts a “manufactured industry crisis in search of a legitimate problem, says Social Services Outcomes Researcher More >>

We will publish Court-suppressed story - Family Court Group

Sunday, 9 March 2014, 11:45 am | Steve Taylor

We will publish Court-suppressed story if it comes to us, says Family Court Consumer Advocacy Group. More >>

Family First right on Anti-Smacking legislation outcomes

Monday, 13 January 2014, 11:16 am | Steve Taylor

Colin Craig & Family First right, Sue Bradford & John Key wrong, on Anti-Smacking legislation outcomes, says Family Counsellor & Social Services Outcomes Researcher More >>

Counsellor applauds critique of NZ sex education report

Monday, 17 June 2013, 9:14 am | Steve Taylor

“The release of the Family First R18: Sexuality Education in New Zealand – A Critical Review” report is an overdue and damning critique of the ideological and dangerous nonsense that passes for sex education in New Zealand, and highlights the ... More >>

Retention of Lawyers in Family Court Mediation

Monday, 1 April 2013, 11:22 am | Steve Taylor

The indication by the Justice & Electoral Select Committee that it will recommend retaining Lawyer for Child Lawyers in the early stages of Mediation is a guaranteed way to completely nullify the Alternative Dispute Resolution Mediation process proposed ... More >>

Legal profession “scare-mongering”over the voice of children

Tuesday, 23 October 2012, 11:11 am | Steve Taylor

The faux-outrage by the Legal profession regarding the voice of children being silenced is simply thinly-disguised scare-mongering, and a last desperate attempt at patch protection, says Steve Taylor, Counsellor, Family Court Consumer Advocate, and Social ... More >>

White paper a whitewash, says Counsellor

Friday, 12 October 2012, 8:37 am | Steve Taylor

“The fatal methodological flaw of the Ministry of Social Developments recent release of the “White Paper on Vulnerable Children” is that the Ministry has spent 4 years seeking answers to the problem of child abuse from those who didn’t have ... More >>