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Archive for April, 2015

The persistent advocate

24/4/15 · Posted in advocacy tips

The Ministry of Health has recently released data on the people that use its disability supports. I plan to take a good look. Before I descend into the depths of numbers, I want to be clear about something. Despite what I said last week, there are often more important things in advocacy than data and ...

Officials and emotions

2/4/15 · Posted in officials

Emotions and government officials might sound like a strange combination, but officials are not faceless bureaucrats. They are real people with opinions and feelings. Emotions matter in general and they matter in the public service. Emotions affect our judgements and choices. Last year, Andrew Power, an Irish academic, looked into the views of government officials ...