This morning Nick Smith woke to see the agenda for the house to "speak" included even more damaging evidence on the Clinical Pathway (Legislation surrounding the treatment of those sexually abused seeking counselling). I can just see those rat eyes of his churning in his head and the wish for all this "nasty business" to just goes away.
But this is why you're paid the big bucks Nick! New Zealand citizens entrusted you with the ACC portfolio and we EXPECT you to DO your JOB!
Despite nationwide opposition from all corners of the medical profession and protests from treatment providers for sexually abused clients and those very own people themselves - you forged ahead with the Clinical Pathways and put hundreds, if not thousands, of vulnerable people at risk. To date, your actions have been solely responsible for the death of two women and the very public announcement of another potential suicide victim last weekend.
So what will you do today I wonder?
The House is expected to meet at 2pm. ACC is on the agenda for 3pm. Link below for streaming of these discussions.http://www.parliament.nz/LiveBroadcast/house_en-384.asx