I have received the following communique originated by NZ Association of Psychotherapists member Kyle MacDonald; an easy means for you to tell the Minister for ACC what you think about sexual abuse recovery rationing:
Grass Roots Political Action, a step by step recipe.
â€œThe death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.â€
— Robert M. Hutchins
- Time required: 10 minutes.
- Ingredients: Four pieces of A4 paper. Two envelopes.
- Method: go to Kyle’s website www.psychotherapy.org.nz and click “Grass Roots Political Action: A step by step recipe”.
- Select which Minister, and print one out for Pansy and one for Nick.
- Read the letter; react and critique.
- Insert your details into the angle-brackets. Change the wording to your heart’s content; the more varied the letters the better!
- Print, and sign.
- All mail to Parliament is free, so simply pop in an envelope!
- Bask in the glow of flexing the democratic freedom you are lucky enough to possess, and pass both the word, and this email, on to everyone who you can possibly think ofâ€¦
Update: There’s also a petition, for what that’s worth.
Grass Roots Political Action Part II – Gather Support.
“In a democracy dissent is an act of faith. Like medicine, the test of its
value is not in its taste, but in its effects.”
— J. William Fulbright.
Dear friends, colleagues and supporters of counseling and therapy in
Aotearoa New Zealand,
Many of you will now be aware of attempts by ACC to change the Sensitive
Claims Scheme which provides counseling to victims of sexual assault and
abuse. These changes are being rushed through with inadequate consultation
and the professional organizations representing the providers of this
treatment have been lobbying parliament to stop the changes.
Now there is something you can do to help! Follow this link to an online
petition and sign up to show your opposition to the proposed changes.
Please also circulate this petition as widely as you can to friends, family,
colleagues, clients and your professional networks. The aim will be to
present this to The Minister for ACC Hon. Nick Smith prior to the 12th of
Thank you for your time,