Access to a pincer move

by frog

In a release put out this morning, National’s “Spokesman for Disability Issues” Dr Paul Hutchinson said:

The Clark/Peters Government must act on the recommendations of a Human Rights Commission report and improve access to public transport for the disabled…

Yet this morning on Morning Report and then on NZPA, “Spokesman for Political Correctness Eradication” Dr Wayne Mapp said:

Dr Mapp said today the Human Rights Commission was at the top of his agenda.

[snip]

“You can’t have organisations that have both prosecution powers and advocacy roles…it’s this prescribed way of thinking that’s really got peoples’ goat,” he said on National Radio.

Hmm, a report on the disabled minority being able to get on to public transport, which is only used by a minority, sounds like advocacy to me.

So we can expect that if the Government defends the HRC report, they can get slammed by Mapp. If they don’t, they can get slammed by Hutchinson.

Nice.

frog says

Published in Environment & Resource Management | Health & Wellbeing | Parliament | Society & Culture by frog on Thu, October 27th, 2005   

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