Someone dropped this pen near my lilypad yesterday.
Could it have been Dr Felicity Goodyear-Smith, who advised ACC to require a diagnosis of mental illness before sex abuse survivors could get counselling paid for by ACC and who thinks sexual abuse counselling is ‘a scam’?
As Kevin Hague said on the weekend:
If it’s a numerical analysis you want, the public health departments of our universities are packed with biostatisticians who could do that. Why would you choose the researcher with the most extreme view about the topic itself to do this neutral task?
They used Goodyear-Smith because they knew she would recommend less treatment and less costs for people who had been sexually abused. That, to me, is a scandal.
What a pity ACC don’t put more effort into ensuring claimants get the rehabilitation they need to get their lives back on track and the compensation to which they are entitled, instead of embarking on cynical cost-cutting measures and ‘dob in a bludger’ campaigns.