Yesterday ActionStation delivered their petition asking John Key to apologise for his comments and increase support for sexual violence services. The petition had more than 13,000 signatures.
New Zealand’s social welfare system “dehumanises” people in need, with beneficiaries described as “scared stiff” of Work and Income case managers, new research says.
“New Zealand has a massive lack of understanding of the extent, and ongoing impact, of sexual offences against women.” This week’s column, published in The Nelson Mail on Wednesday 13 Continue Reading →
In this week’s Nelson Mail column, I asked if online activism really makes a difference. Can a Facebook like really feed a child? Here’s the full story with all relevant Continue Reading →
I’ve avoided writing anything about TPPA up til now, because frankly it just seemed too big and scary and I didn’t get it at all. I have a natural aversion Continue Reading →
A long time ago I wrote a poem called The Death of a Philosopher. It was about outspoken people meeting untimely ends because of their understanding and articulation of political issues. The Continue Reading →
I’ve been saying that I wanted to write about the cost of the lack of understanding of mental health in New Zealand. Then Bob Jones demonstrated it for me. The Continue Reading →