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    Profile photo of lilith7lilith7
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    lilith7

    Good god – I’d thought there was some hope of intelligent debate,it seems not.

    The fanciful & quite fantastic ideas put forward are little more than another attack on both the PM & the Coalition govt,with no attempt at actual discussion.

    I think Dr Who’s description of apoplexy is apt.

    #1663901
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    gabyone

    Intelligent debate seems to have gone by the board Lilith.
    And I am saddened that intelligent & factual posters such as Arandar seem to have departed.
    It would be great if muck raking about either Govt. or opposition could be outlawed. There is plenty of non factual stuff on internet but that should not be touted as fact.

    Gabyone Auckland region

    #1663905
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    Anonymous

    Intelligent debate only appears intelligent if supports ones point of view
    So sadly if ones view is different from a certain poster then sadly that posters point of view is not considered intelligent.

    #1663917
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    Anonymous

    Obviously the least intelligent posters are those who scream Troll or racist at every opportunity as they are incapable of holding a rational conversation.

    #1663918
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    doogie

    Lilith7
    Many a sour grapes were cast by left wing protagonists over the last nine years, why are you asking for a truce because the government is of your personal preference.
    Opposition is what makes a challange to intent.

    Because the All Blacks are the world chapions do you think no other team should lay down a challange?

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    #1663936
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    drlivingstone

    As part of The 100day Plan commitments  at last the government have taken a major step in   the mental health  Inquiry which  can now  get underway with our former Health &Disability &former Ombudsman Ron Paterson chairing it.and some qualified people. looking   into mental health services and addiction and I am so  looking forward to a focus on equity of access to quality services and better outcomes  with a clear assessment being made of the current strength and weaknesses of  our community response to mental health. With our suicide rate  one of the worst  and staff morale at an  alltime low with  many unhappy stories the services are really stretched.

    Dr.Livingstone
    Peoples Republic Of Christchurch

    #1663951
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    drlivingstone

    So How will the mental health Inquiry work?

    Dr.Livingstone
    Peoples Republic Of Christchurch

    #1663961
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    drlivingstone

    So most of the hearings in the Mental Health Inquiry will be heard in public but there might be special circumstances? The Inquiry has subpoena powers because they have heard from some people working in the sector that they feel vulnerable and that speaking the truth  might be difficult in terms of their employment.The other members of Inquiry team are Dr Barbara Disley,Sir Mason Durie,Dean Rangihuna, Dr Jemaima Tiatia-Seath and Josiah  Tualamali,i. Know any of them?

    Dr.Livingstone
    Peoples Republic Of Christchurch

    #1663981
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    drlivingstone

    I found it  very moving  looking at The Bereaved Whanau Network  and The Public Service Association  who took 600 pairs of shoes each representing a Kiwi lost in the last year to suicide across New Zealand  in the leadup to the election.This mental health Inquiry will listen to real peoples storiesThe success of it will depend on the broad participation of those directly affected by our mental health crisis and suicide

    Dr.Livingstone
    Peoples Republic Of Christchurch

    #1664037
    Profile photo of lilith7lilith7
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    lilith7

    With all due respect Doogie, any new govt (new,rather than returned to office) as this one is,is surely deserving of some time to adjust without the constant attacks the present coalition has had since approximately 5 minutes after the result was known.

    It requires some fairness, not usually a difficult concept but apparently completely beyond the capabilities of some.

    There’s now an opportunity for a new,more cooperative kind of govt & it would be a great pity if that opportunity was lost because the Nats & their supporters can’t bring themselves to adapt.

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