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Aaron D Huston – farmer – radicalised neo-liberal fascist abuser

This guy has been hassling me for years, I won’t put up the disgusting shit he says but time for me to out this National party fascist pig – a farmer, go figure.  Here’s the email I sent him.

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Got yet another vitriolic pile of abuse from you off my website – it doesn’t hurt me any longer – because I know you’re a deranged radical fascist who gets some sort of disgusting pleasure out of insulting disabled poor abused women.

I do keep all your bigotry and hatred though, plus I have police record of them phoning you, one day I will get you in front of a judge for what you have done – over years.  Do you sit at home trolling through social media of disabled women or don’t you like sexually abused women?  Are you are rapist that drove your victim to suicide and you’re feeling a bit guilty about it – so attack me.

Do you tell your friends and family what you do, is it some sort of sick middle of the night thing, when your psychopathy overwhelms you – wait, I think they call it sociopathy for your particular disorder.  You need to do some research, latest thing coming through the internet is medical experts describing neo-liberalism as a religion and those who believe in it part of a cult – you certainly prove that with what you do to me.  You’re obsessed radicalised and deranged, just like all those terrorists we see on TV – what is it about terrorists that they love persecuting and oppressing women – you hate women don’t you Aaron, or is it just disabled people?

Do you attack me when more news items come out about appalling mental health services, or NZ having highest rate of homelessness in OECD because of our extremist neo-liberal government advancing rich like yourself and persecuting poor.  I’ve met people like you Aaron, everything that comes out their mouths are the same phrases National and Act use in their marketing.  I feel so sorry for you and your family, the hate and blame directed at disabled poor while you refuse to admit it is your leaders who have created your nightmare.

You must be really unwell to be so obsessed with me the way you are, I feel so sorry for you, so much hatred, so wrongly placed – you need to look at the leaders of your cult, they’re the ones lying to you Aaron, they’re the ones ruining your life and causing so much harm in New Zealand.

Sincerely

JR

New Zealand No 1 for homelessness in OECD

Its weird in New Zealand how it takes international organisations to highlight some of the worst social problems – while our government, media and National party voting leaders throughout our communities DENY what is going on with everything they have.

Actually its quite deranged – its why I get the abuse, insults and being discredited that I do from those in authority here.  Why no local mayor will respond to my requests for a meeting about mental health, poverty homelessness etc – yet they are often on the front page of local newspapers welcoming new people here.  In complete denial these new rich people are driving out disabled poor locals.

I never thought of Wairarapa as some sort of red-neck cauldron of hatred against poor and love of rich – but it truly is.  The kids used to call it death valley when they were teenagers – they knew – it was for them of course, after neo-liberals drove all the manufacturing jobs overseas in the 80s and 90s, they also drove most of the young out of the region and to Australia.  I know a few people who ended up in Aussie and are so much happier – mostly with how they are treated by their bosses.

Been doing a lot on twitter at the moment, conversations from all over the world, lately the UK – people can’t believe how bad it is here – they have been brainwashed into believing New Zealand is this amazing beautiful place with pristine environment, lovely people and little crime – LOL.  NZ is great at marketing of course – that’s it – after years of exploiting our environment and degrading the poorest and most vulnerable we have some of the most polluted waterways in the world, we have the highest rate of suicide and homelessness in the OECD, highest rates of family violence (due to people being terrified, stressed and forced to live in dangerous situations).

All my years of protesting in Wellington – our capital city – telling people in power (especially in our judiciary) just how bad things are for me and so many others.  I certainly don’t get the abuse from people in suits I used to get when I started 7 years ago – don’t have any health care or a safe home ot live in either – go figure.

Being charged for Misuse of a Telephone for screaming for my ACC care to be reinstated after winning two reviews, and for graffiti with a chalk pen and wilful trespass must be getting under the skin of the police by now.  Those in power in the police are so corrupt and so much part of this radicalised neo-liberal terrorism by rich of poor, I do wonder if they truly realise what they are doing.  I reakon this election is certainly hitting home to those in justice, just how they have failed New Zealands poor – who they no know are being persecuted by rich – the oldest hatred in developed world – the reason we have laws was to stop rich and powerful persecuting poor and powerless.

Still praying my health care will be restored as my physical health is deteriorating, especially with my huge increase in weight – makes me feel like shit – I try not to let it.  My mental health swings from hope to complete despair, I can see how people are driven to bi-polar, along with living in a world that says it cares for you but really it HATES you.

In New Zealand our government and leaders HATE disabled and poor people so much they deny them somewhere safe to live – where we were once heralded as the most progressive and egalitarian country in the world – now we are EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE.  The rich here have got so much richer and the hatred they continue to inflict on those THEY MADE UNEMPLOYED AND THEY DENY HEALTH CARE, WELFARE AND HUMAN RIGHTS entitlements to is so disturbing.

That’s why I get terrorised by police and many others like I do, that’s why I am denied health care I am entitled to and yet those denying it tell police and community I JUST DON’T WANT HELP.

After my protest at Min of Health couple of weeks ago I am in discussions with a senior medical officer, a nice man, A NORMAL PERSON with manners and who acts like a professional, so hopefully that will get me some care – he’s working on it.  I’m trying not to get my hopes up as when they are dashed – like they always have been in the past – the suicidal nightmare in my head is BAD, REALLY BAD – dont’ think I’ll survive it if this fails.

Am still thinking about documentary I saw by Naomi Klein called The Shock Doctorine, the truth of how completely vile the super rich and our governments truly are is comforting for me.  All these years me and so many other New Zealanders – including my dad (who is dead now) have known something was very very wrong with our government and how they were controlling our economy/lives – all of us placated and told it wasn’t true, that government weren’t doing that to us at all.  That government had to do this to us, had to sell off all our public owned assets, had to privatise everything, had to exploit our environment until it was polluted and our kids got sick swimming in the rivers.  We were all so naive and so brainwashed, especially by those we knew who were doing OK and those in our news media.  Watching TV 1 adverts for how great their news is, how honest and local it is, how it tells the truth and covers all the angles – when I’m sitting here knowing they censor everything I know say and do and what is happening to me for legally protesting.

Watching the deceit and marketing coming from our media about suicide is the hardest thing to watch – knowing they are pushing suicidal people into services that are going to degrade, abuse and persecute them even more.  On Wednesday last week, stupid me, yet again phoned media begging them to tell my story and everything that was happening in Wairarapa – why we were NO 1 in NZ for suicide.  Had this woman from Newshub (Radio Live, TV 3 etc) (sure I’ve spoken to the revolting bitch before) on the phone encouraging me to talk, to start with I said I wouldn’t because she would call the police.  She assured me several times she wouldn’t and she would tell my story, but of course she didn’t, she phoned police who then spent the next 3 hours terrorising and threatening me.  This is how corrupt New Zealand media are – especially when it comes to the suffering of abuse victims who can’t get care they entitled to and become suicidal.  These media people love it, love terrorising people, love driving people to suicide and creating more news for themselves – its truly sick, but that’s what radicalised neo-liberals do.

I ended up taking a new friend of mine with me to the police station because after two stupid phone calls from police I knew they would end up at my house and it wouldn’t go well.  Lucky she was with me, cause they revolting cow (who has hidden complaints in the past) on the desk got one of the policemen who assaulted me to come out.  I said I didn’t want to see or speak to him, he came out anyway, it didn’t go well, I challenged him on his threatening violence against me for legally protesting and lying about Hoera assaulting me – he just stood there.  Then I started swearing, so time to leave.  You have to go and see them if someone has phoned you about mental health because that is what the government do in order to terrorise you.  The government don’t like people who suicide, it makes them look bad and their horrendous neo-liberal ideologies they inflict on us are proven to be the persecution of poor they truly are.

All the phone numbers at the end of every news item about suicide or self-harm that I know goes absolutely nowhere – yes there is someone there telling you they’re listening but they don’t do anything.  If your situation is too much for them those poor young people with psychology degrees who can’t get jobs anywhere else just hang up on you.  Wonder how many people they hang up on every day, how many times they phone police to come round and terrorise the person.

It is terrifying when police first start being involved when your mental health gets to the extreme after years of medical neglect and ongoing trauma.  You can’t understand why you would be treated like a criminal for asking for help – especially for me, when I had read ACC law and many documents on health care I was supposed to get BUT IT WASN’T AVAILABLE.

I WISH …………………………………………..  I think everybody who reads this blog will know what I wish for.

Kia kaha to us all

How do I challenge NEO-LIBERAL AGENDA & IGNORANCE of New Zealand media?

More and more I see print, radio and television media people talking ignorant BULLSHIT about poor people, housing crisis, causes of suicide, ‘criminals’ and addicts.  Currently I’m TRYING, through bouts of self-harm, to make a request of the courts to stop police coming to my home under DUTY OF CARE suicidal BS (cause I have NEVER EVER SAID I WAS GOING TO KILL MYSELF – EVER) or legally protesting.

I am also writing a desperate plea for help to a senior court Justice – I won’t say who because I believe my letter would be intercepted if I did – that is how corrupt our justice system truly is.

I follow media and see blatantly how they LIE and censor what is really happening in New Zealand – especially to those who are disabled for any reason, due to injury, illness or mental health (which is mostly related to abuse and ongoing terror of poverty and fear of homelessness).

Of course much of what I see is ignorance – people who have never set foot in the darklands of this neo-liberal nightmare country.  Peter Thiel was right when he said NZ is a Libertarian utopia – given John Key is the Chair of the global Libertarian (also sometimes referred to as neo-liberal) movement who call themselves the “International Democrat Union” based in Geneva and funded by the super rich and banks who are doing very well out of it.

I have to do something about the media, so going to try and start posting replies to these people on my website and sending them a copy.  I used to send emails to media regularly about what was happening to me and others but never received a response.  Wairarapa media told me directly that what I was doing in regards to protesting about mental health services, how the DHB had me arrested and trespassed for a legal protest and I won in court – had to represent myself.

Media are of course controlled by the elites currently in power, the council people, community leaders, government agencies and organisations like Trust House.  The media will never say anything that might upset their advertisers and boy do they love to advertise mental health services (that are only available to a select few) in the media.  Even though Wairarapa is now number 1 in New Zealand for suicide the media and DHB continue to refuse people the professional health care they are entitled to under law and pump out marketing that does not work.

Suicide Prevention marketing expert at Wairarapa DHB is spending money on a 1 hour TV programme on Wairarapa TV that shows American group therapy sessions.  No group therapy is available in New Zealand if you’re suicidal due to abuse, ongoing persecution and discrimination by the state and community.  These people in power know that, they put on these adverts so people think suicidal people are being helped, when they are not.

If you dont’ apply professional treatment and rehabilitation models then you are experimenting on people – FACT.  It is illegal to experiment on people – FACT.

All over the internet there is information about the rise of neo-liberalism in the world, its the same in New Zealand, with our own slightly different application of course.  In NZ the shock and fear required to destablise and throw the majority of people into fear was the closing of mental health facilities and refusal of government to provide professional care as required in the community.

The media did a great job insuring this fear, while never challenging the government about the legalities of what they were doing.

You only have to look at my case and why I don’t have any services after winning two ACC reviews to have 12 hours care reinstated.  How my previous counsellor (I am not allowed to see her now) supported everything I was saying, so did Dr Alan Doris psychiatrist and other people in the community I was working with in 2009 when my care was illegally removed (after National got in).

You only have to look at my case and the way I am treated by police, doctors, justice system to know how corrupt our government truly are and how New Zealand is not a democracy, because democracies are based on Word of Law – that is applicable to rich as well as poor.  Where no person is to be destroyed and every person is to have access to right and justice – YEAH RIGHT THEY DO.

I phoned Fairway Resolutions yesterday – I’d heard the government had privatised them and wondered if they knew the Bill of Rights still applied to them as agents of the government.  I asked if Fairway decisions were legal and apparently they are, I asked why I won two reviews and still had no services after waiting 7 years.  So ACC are legally obliged to reinstate my care according to the two reviews and yet they havn’t and there is absolutely nothing I can do about it.

Was watching more of Chris Hedges and some of his awesome guests, one of them said activists had to change the narrative.  They had to say something different to the middle class neo-liberal drivel we were being dished up by our disgusting media.  Even those who say they’re the good guys (like John Campell) refuse to deal with what is happening in ACC, mental health and tell my story.

I’m pretty sure NZers would like to know if a disabled artist and dissident was being terrorised by our justice system etc.  But they will never know, I have begged media for years to tell my story – they refused – they have to keep up the pretence that NZ is a great place for EVERYBODY and our government aren’t corrupt.

 

Validation – Unnecessary suffering & persecution of poor by rich elites in New Zealand

Been checking out more of Chris Hedges work at RT ON CONTACT – its validation of everything I have learned and suspected for years.  These people are the most vile greedy murderers and they’ve turned so many in New Zealand into images of themselves – especially our judiciary and universities – which is taking some time to get my head around.

This information gives you a good overview of how America, New Zealand, UK and others have got to this point.  Knowledge is power NOW action is vital.  Going to be following more of what Richard Wolff has been saying, educating myself and screaming it in the faces of all our politicians – especially Labour after their appalling comments this week – that do nothing to change our neo-liberal nightmare.  Like Jacinda Adhern saying how Labour is going to fix youth suicide with nurses in schools – completely ignoring WHY these young people have no hope for the future and want to kill themselves.  Will of course lead straight into the hands of the elites who own all the drug companies.

The following On Contact discussion about Prophets, was like watching someone describe my motivation and life over past 15 years since I was raped and expected to receive health care I needed and was entitled to from ACC – according to multiple laws.  I am just doing what so many before me have done throughout history – shouldn’t be surprised of course with what I know about traumatic stress disorders/persecution and human behaviour.

Then there was this one which blew me away, it came up randomly but once I started watching I couldn’t stop.  Wouldn’t it be amazing to see these sort of truth on mainstream TV – but no the elites have got that all sewn up, censorship is their game - mmmmm that gives me some ideas.

Trust House Terrorists – Heart of the Darklands

This poem that could see me / homeless in the street
For standing up to neo-liberals / crushing poor beneath their feet

They wrap themselves in charity / to cover what they do
Take from the poor, give to the rich / persecute us, not you

Rich and powerful love to build / monuments to their greed
Extravagant sports and arts supporters / and crumbs for those in need

When there’s a housing crisis / they buy a pub or two
Give more to corporate welfare / help fund a giant screw

A hockey turf, a rugby ground / a running track and more
Build a home for businesses / while people knock at their door

Trust House terrorists surround themselves / with the luxuries of life
They’ve never lived for years on end / under the neo-liberal knife

My heart bleeds for the things I see / that nobody will admit
Those that say we should trust / leaders who are not fit

You’ve been radicalised, you’re ignorant / propaganda tells you what to think
While after 30 yrs of this hell / those suffering are on the brink

Disabled poor and abused / cry themselves to sleep
Hoping they will die soon / knowing God their soul will keep

There is no hope in this tragic place / no safety net, not here
Death Valley, Wairarapa / heart of the darklands and of fear

enD

Request Christopher Finlayson to allow prosecution for torture by ACC

 


From: JR
Sent: Wednesday, 8 March 2017 9:34 p.m.
To: c.finlayson@parliament.govt.nz
Subject: Request of Attorney-General to allow prosecution under Crimes of Torture Act 1988

Dear Mr Finlayson,

I have been advised in order to take a case of torture against ACC I am forced to get your agreement under law.

This is a formal request to allow me to take a private prosecution against ACC on the basis they have tortured me for the past 15 years by refusing to provide the PROFESSIONAL treatment care and rehabilitation I am entitled to under the IPRCA.  That in 2009 after 7 1/2 years of requesting these services I did begin to get a professional multi-disciplinary rehabilitation team of people and professional plan that was supposed to last 2 1/2 years but was illegally stopped after six months against the advice of all medical professionals and others involved in my care.

That although I have won two ACC reviews to have this care reinstated, ACC continue to tell me at regular intervals care is going to be reinstated then refuse to do it, which is extreme torture and makes me highly suicidal and unwell.  They also refuse to accept they have significantly harmed me as a consequence of their actions.  They violate government  disability directives, along with Human Rights and Bill of Rights acts by refusing to accommodate communication and other impairments I have related to my worsening stress disorder which prevents me from accessing any services or receiving other monetary entitlements, even when my disorder is life-threatening.

ACC do not use professional rehabilitation models and are therefore experimenting on me – it is illegal under Human Rights and Bill of Rights to experiment on people and I have complained about this multiple times.  I have been unable to get a civil legal aid lawyer in New Zealand, according to multiple lawyers there is nobody that does this type of law now – even though I know the Magna Carta ensures I do receive access to right and justice and the government is not allowed to destroy me – which they have.

I am currently under ACC for the sensitive claim, but receive no services, I have received limited and intermittent counselling since 2009 but no professional rehabilitation that resembles reinstatement of the care I had in 2009.   I have attempted multiple times to organise communication options with ACC but they refuse.  Currently they are refusing to allow me access to counsellor Jenny Kirby who I have asked to be a mediator in my case with ACC as I have been told by multiple advocates I need a lawyer and I cannot get a lawyer as I become highly suicidal having to recount my situation over and over again when the majority of lawyers are too busy to represent me.

I have made continual complaints to ACC which are ignored, I have the support of Dr Alan Doris psychiatrist, Jenny Kirby Counsellor, and Occupational Therapist Glenda van der ven Long.  Currently ACC are prosecuting me for Misuse of a Telephone for phoning them screaming for help when I was very unwell, begging them to reinstate my care as they continually say they will but then refuse.

This is extremely urgent and important as I desperately need to heal from my mental injury so I can return to work and be in a safe and stable home, with hope for the future.

​Can you please advise that you have received this email and when you will be responding to it.

Sincerely

JR

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I honestly believe he will ignore my request as I know how deeply corrupt/immoral/uncivilised he is and the extent of his radicalised neo-liberal terrorist beliefs that advance rich, disadvantage middle class and persecute people who cannot work at 100% productivity.

 

Murray Jack GOTCHA!

Murray Jack you piece of crap
Controlling this, controlling that
Me and others know what you do
Advance the rich, degrade the few

Murray Jack you piece of crap
On the board of this and that
Neo-liberalism’s wrong
You harm the weak, protect the strong

Murray Jack you piece of crap
How could you choose this and that
Just another one percentre
Greed and fear’s what you engender

enD

Yesterday went out with some pieces of art which had a swastika on them and placed them at three differently places I thought were violating human rights.  NZ Initiative (aka Business Round Table), IPCA Police Conduct Authority and Ministry of Justice.

Left a poem, videod it on phone and put it on my youtube channel JR Murphy Poet.  This is one I had found in my visual diary, written a couple of months ago after seeing Murray Jack at court hearing about unsafe workplace at WINZ where John Tully shot the two workers.  Know he was part of the inquiry into these killings and ignored me when I spoke to him about how desperate things had become for long term disabled.  He one who suggested all the security guards, which have made things worse.

When I saw him at court case, before I was escorted out by security for wanting to put up a sign about the case.  I told him I was going to get him, told him he was neo-liberal scum and his lot had caused this tragedy.  Gave him a bollocking.

Writing this poem about him and sticking it up at NZ Initiative – where he is a board member – was what I meant.  I couldn’t find out where his office was and I hate this neo-liberal think tank.  I wrote GOTCHA at bottom of poem.  Putting it on youtube is also another GOTCHA (if you are reading this Murray, or any of your neo-liberal mates that created this hell for me and others).

Quite an honour to get a poem written about you – John Millar, Ruth Dyson, Tony Ellis, John Key are the others.

Now I want to meet with you for an hour at least and tell you my story and how I know the government are corrupt and experimenting on mentally injured abuse victims, traumatised and mentally ill – also persecuting many of them and denying them professional health care and rehabilitation.

Come on you coward, front up – contact me through my email, facebook or twitter.  I don’t check comments on my website because of trolls.

 

Submission on Disability Strategy – New Zealand

Below is my submission, it is not comprehensive as writing it was extremely traumatising for me – along with everything else going on in my life, but it covers a few things that the people who run the Disability sector obviously have no idea is happening – or are corrupt and covering them up.

So many things I havn’t said :-( Oh well I did my best at the time, they are never going to listen to anything I said anyway.

Submission on the Draft Disability Strategy August 2016, by Jayne Routhan, Civil Society Actor.

 

  1. Overall what do you think of the draft Disability Strategy? What overall changes or improvements would you like to be made?  Is there anything missing?

     

    It is a great piece of marketing, in the area of mental injury (eg traumatic stress disorders) and mental health I have 14 years experience in exactly the opposite is happening.  DPOs have not represented people with my type of disability because it often has violence aspects to it, and people can also be highly challenging and have extensive needs – like a safe house to live in.

     

    From personal experience I would like to see mentally injured and ill disabled people’s rights protected not just promoted. Justice Winkelman pointed out many disabled people had no access to justice in ever increasing numbers and often up against powerful government and private organisations.  I have had experience with Health & Disability Commission and I found them insulting, degrading and they discriminated against me.  Their advocate worked for four years and could get no services in the Wairarapa – the HDC refused to get involved.

     

    There are Sections of the Crimes Act 1961 – 150A 151 155 and 157 that make it a criminal offence to not follow the law and a disabled/vulnerable person be harmed as a result – these are being ignored.  I have made multiple complaints  to police about ACC health professionals, doctors, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists etc and not been protected from their unprofessional and criminally negligent behaviour.  I know what these people are supposed to do, I have studied rehabilitation and health at Massey University, along with Disability, ACC, human rights, bill of rights, imperial and welfare laws (including United Nations declarations).  Not only that I am intimidated,and hounded by police for asking for help and legally protesting at the gross miscarriage of justice happening to me, the systems in place they say are helping me are being used in a punitive way – which is illegal.

     

    I think it is imperative recognised lay-expert Civil Society Actors like myself are included in the consultation process not just DPOs.  Especially if we cover an area no DPO is – like in my case violence and crime.  Other DPOs, even those focused on mentally ill reject violent disabled people and want to distance themselves from them – this is not helpful.  This is another reason services for these people are so abusive, inadequate and do not follow professional rehabilitation models.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

 

 

  1. Please let us know what you think about the following sections.  Would you like anything changed or improved.

     

    Firstly I have changed the order and a few of the words:

     

  • My vision – and where to from here
  • What’s important to me and many other mentally injured abuse victims
  • Outcome 1:                  Attitudes
  • Outcome 2:                  Justice
  • Outcome 3:                  Choice and Control
  • Outcome 4:                  Health and Wellbeing
  • Outcome 5:                  Accessibility
  • Outcome 6:                  Leadership
  • Outcome 7:                  Education
  • Outcome 8:                  Employment

     

    I have changed the order because I do not believe our society will be well served (and resources well spent) by people disabled by mental injury and illness if 1-6 are not fulfilled before the person becomes involved in education and employment.

     

    Also comments within the introduction of the Strategy appear to not cover mentally injured abuse victims and discount people with mental injury as a result of abuse and overwhelming trauma as disabled.

     

    I find it interesting that the people writing this document think there has been real progress, when I have only seen worsening statistics in suicide, self-harm, violence and sexual offences.  More people living on the streets, in unsafe unstable environments, more dysfunction and badly serviced, if in fact getting any services at all.

     

    The convention was ratified in 2008 – that is eight years ago and things have deteriorated for those with stress disorders.  It is a condition of the convention that things continually improve for disabled people – they are not.

     

    Children disabled by abuse and overwhelming trauma (which causes a mental injury) are poorly served, living dysfunctional lives of unresolved trauma that impacts on them and those around them every day – it can lead to years of unnecessary suffering, poverty, alienation, suicidal ideology, addiction, phobias, eating disorders, aggressive behaviour, etc.  Many only coming into contact with services through welfare, police and justice agencies.  For some prison fulfils many of the psychosocial needs they don’t have met in a hostile and uncaring community.

     

    Overwhelming unresolved trauma as a child (eg sexual, physical and psychological abuse) and neglect affect brain development.  It has to be accepted some of these children will need life-long support to be well functioning parents and valued members of society.

     

    A positive aspect to stress disorders is the heightened right brain activity, which includes creativity – which is why the arts are so fundamental in the expression, healing and resolving of trauma.  I find poetry, writing, music and other creative arts very therapeutic, but my expression of these is hampered by my disorder and no access to resources to develop and be valued for my talents.

     

    My Vision Statement for Mental Injury Services:

     

    To be a world leader in the

    treatment, rehabilitation

    and support of the mentally injured.

    to have a positive affect on

    the happiness and prosperity

    of all the community.

     

     

    I would also point out that the strategy has had very little input from families with histories or issues with abuse and trauma.  To me it is very focused on physical and sensory disabilities with little acknowledgement of psychological and emotional ones.  It was noted earlier this year that people with mental health issues are the least wanted as neighbours and most victimised.  It is well known that many of those with long term mental health issues are homeless or stuggling to provide themselves a safe home.

     

    Community is not changing it is getting worse, with good reason, so many dysfunctional and dangerous mentally injured and ill people are rotting with few or no services in the community – services they are entitled to under ACC, health, disability, criminal, imperial, human rights and bill of rights laws.  The Community are scared as are those with mental health issues continually denied professional treatment care rehabilitation along with access to justice and safety – but nowhere near as scared as the disabled.

     

    One psychologically dysfunctional person can traumatise dozens if not hundreds of people – including children – I believe that is the main reason we see deteriorating family and sexual violence statistics.  The brain is the most complicated organ of the body, it controls EVERYTHING we do from breathing, to loving, hating and violence.  I believe in the area of mental health far too many unqualified/or poorly qualified people are currently making medical decisions for this disabled group.  Poor decisions and centred around the use/abuse of psychotropic drugs – which I believe in the area of mental injury, of an otherwise ‘normal’ person, is extremely detrimental to healing, resilience and overcoming past and current trauma.

     

    Our communities won’t change, history has shown us that – from research I have done, and stories like those of Janet Frame – I discovered NZ developed its extensive institutional mental health facilities mid 20th century because people with this form of disability were not coping in the community.  Although I agree in part with shutting down some of these institutions, they were not replaced with a professional support and health network – the lack of safe stable housing is at an extreme level currently.  For people disabled by mental injury there needs to be ‘retreats’ specialising in this form of rehabilitation – which in turn focus on different forms of trauma and some of the debilitating impairments people develop.  (Note: you cannot mix offenders with victims and expect people to feel safe to heal.)

     

    For example, I am easily enraged when triggered by being physically threatened, degraded and discriminated against.  This is an impairment related to my disability, I have learnt to manage it mostly, but have the police file to prove at times I become so frustrated and angry with how agencies like ACC, MSD, mental health and police treat me (along with politicians) I am often arrested.  Noting I am never violent towards others but I do retaliate verbally – I am however violent towards myself.

     

     

    WHAT’S IMPORTANT TO ME

     

    That I have somewhere safe to live where I can heal from my mental injury.  That I have access to models, laws and documents like the disability strategy.

     

    Along with all the items listed in the disability strategy.  Which are also mirrored in the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, human rights act, ACC legislation, Bill of Rights, Welfare agreements, etc.  So many documents saying so many good things while society deteriorates – time to do this the right way.

     

    That we have a multi-disciplinary approach to rehabilitation (as outlined in Shrawan Kumar’s book 2000 – Butterworth & Heinemann) in the area of mental health, particularly mental injury.  That I am able to have a Whare Tapa Wha approach to my rehabilitation and extensive professional Occupational Therapy services (I would envisage Social Workers, counsellors, mental health workers given OT training – these people are pivotal in a comprehensive well run, co-ordinated, efficient, rehabilitation plan).  Every one of this team needs to be educated in the area of traumatic stress disorders and the laws, expectations.

     

    I would have a psychiatrist of my choosing overseeing my rehabilitation and progress, an Occupational Therapist,  a counsellor, mental health support worker, lawyer, people in the community, trauma art therapist, education support and access to culturally appropriate residential ‘retreats’ when necessary.  That my GP would be kept informed and from time to time saw me to check on progress to independence and prosperity.

     

    I would have care in the community and help to reintegrate back into the community.  I would be able to go on a ‘retreat’ for six weeks of drug free healing and intensive care (which is actually a requirement in the ACC legislation).  Intensive care of traumatised people at the beginning is far more humane and cost effective than as the person deteriorates through medical neglect.

     

    Outcome 1:                            Attitudes

     

    I am valued by society just like everyone else

     

    Now I know why I was avoiding writing this submission, it is the attitudes of some people, especially those in authority, in health and justice services that are the worst.  Also those of my family and many in the community who don’t really know me and what I have been through.

     

    The attitudes of police I was recently subjected to who think I am refusing health care, am mentally ill and that’s why I make this my job, plus wasting their time.

     

    Government show over and over again through changes to welfare legislation that they think disabled people are of no value, except for making money for drug companies and creating lots of jobs for lawyers, welfare agencies, judges, police, justice system, etc.

     

    Reporting by media in the area of violent mental health cases is uninformed, discriminatory and biased.  I protest regularly and extensively, along with making submissions and writing to various people – media refuse to tell my story, what I know and what I do – what I’m fighting for.

     

    Outcome 2:                            Justice

     

    I am treated the same way as everyone else by the justice system.

     

    Hell no, this is not appropriate in the area of mental injury given the high levels of stress involved when forced by police to do anything – especially in a terrified or heightened state.  People with traumatic stress disorders need their phobias and triggers acknowledged and accommodated if at all possible.  Being near an exit, or being able to escape is a well recognised behaviour in abused people.

     

    Police sometimes accommodate my disorder and make arrests as stressless as possible – I am rarely held in the cells now and often out within 30 minutes.

     

    As Justice Winkelman has said disabled people are not getting access to justice and this needs to change.  The objective with mentally injured people would be to keep them out of the justice system, not have police and the justice system as the bottom of the cliff mental health services.  Although there has been a significant amount of resources go into people in prison, especially in the arts and being able to work, education and some health services.

     

    Then of course there are the mentally injured and ill people who are dangerous to society, pedophiles, paranoid, physically and sexually violent.  People we know are like this should not be allowed in the community, even with 24 hour supervision.  Ashley Peacock doesn’t have that priviledge and he hasn’t killed or sexually abused anyone.

     

    There are currently many dangerous mentally injured and ill in the community, these people need health and welfare services before they need justice services.  We all need to be kept safe, I have heard stories of dangerous mentally ill people begging judges for health care and being forcibly removed from court with nothing.

     

    There are significant improvements in the care of mentally injured and ill people in police custody.  Several officers at Wellington Central have said they need mental health workers at the station at all times – men and women.  They need somewhere and someone to get those with mental health issues out of the cells and into care.  I heard one senior officer make three phone calls trying to get someone to come and get a teenager with mental health issues that had been dropped by adolescent mental health services.

     

    The fact is many mentally injured and ill people cannot get protection and representation of a lawyer.  They are either too busy, not skilled in this area of law or cannot afford to do legal aid work – this is against the law – (the Magna Carta).  You can’t just say this is happening without something being done to rectify it (upskilling of lawyers in dealing with mentally injured and traumatised people is vitally important).

     

    Currently police are being used in a punitive way – which is against the law.  I have had the police called 15 times for welfare visits in four months, called by health justice and media organisations and never once did I say I was going to kill myself.  Though I do suffer from suicidal ideology which is a living nightmare when it is bad.  Police are supposed to help but they intimidate and humiliate – often just by being there, I have had several bad experiences with bigoted officers.  I wrote to police and begged them not to come to my house, they ignored me.  They have also turned up 11pm at night and frightened me badly.

     

    Currently I am up on five charges 1 of Misuse of a Telephone for phoning ACC and screaming for care (after being told for past 5 years my care would be reinstated), 3 counts of using chalk pen on windows at Carterton Police station (after 2 officers insulted me for 10 mins I did a swastika), Wgtn High Court after I was assaulted by security, refused a lawyer and refused access to watch Tony Ellis and the case of torture with 3 mentally ill men.  Also the Appeal Court in Wellington for a swastika and writing lies all over the words on that building about justice and law.  Also for Wilful Trespass of High Court for refusing to leave re Tony Ellis case.

     

    I have been taken to court by police multiple times, many times the charges have been dropped just before the case (I would have gone twice before however).  I have won four cases in court for wilful trespass, one I had to appeal a conviction of wilful trespass of ACC for a legal protest.  One for legally protesting outside the DHB offices at Masterton Hospital, which I had to defend myself – thankfully judge Tuohy was very accommodating of my stress disorder and helped me through the process.  This is a gross waste of money for me and the government, as well as stressful for me and challenging for court staff – as I no longer handle things well.  My last appearance – alone – was two weeks ago and I ended up curled up in a ball on the floor in a corner with a large painting of mine in front of me, with my eyes closed and fingers in my ears, crying, frightened of everything and everybody.  I have been in this position several times since I was assaulted and bullied by Wairarapa police, I have made a formal complaint about what happened being unjustifiably violent.

     

    I am sometimes kept in the cells too long and have broken down several times, there should have been people available to sit with me, or I should have been taken to a room with a window and if no risk taken for a walk outside – especially if I am there a long time.  A couple of months ago I was arrested for protesting and kept under mental health for five hours in the cells as punishment for swearing and yelling at staff at police headquarters about Its Not OK propaganda.  Mental health came and went – I am petrified of mental health services there is no way I would tell those people anything, mostly I am triggered and swear at them about how bad their services are.

     

    I have spoken to dozens of policemen and women who all agree with what I protest about mental health services being inadequate and not what they say.

     

    Outcome 3:                            Choice and Control

     

    I can make my own choices and have control over my life just like everyone else.

     

    This does not happen currently, especially with people like me who refuse psychotropic drugs on religious and ethical grounds.  The part about care and services being client centred are not true in regard to mental injury and mental health services.  Most do not get a say, once people have a psychotic episode or attempt suicide and are put under mental health act the majority of public mental health services heavily medicate.  Especially the lazy ones and most bigoted, like the head of mental health in Wairarapa who dislikes women.  We also have the highest rate of compulsory treatment orders and use of psychotropic drugs.

     

    I live in Carterton, I would like to continue living in my own community, however there are no available and suitable homes.  Even though it is a requirement that disabled people have access to social housing.  I would prefer to be able to buy my own home which I believe is a cultural right and I should be offered a government loan to do this.  Under the Crimes Act people must have the necessaries of life and a safe stable home is one of them – especially for a traumatised person.

     

    I should be able to ask for the help I read about in laws and brochures, not be rejected, not be further traumatised by the system, my human rights must be protected not just promoted.

     

     

    Outcome 4:                            Health and Wellbeing

     

    I have the same level of health and wellbeing as everyone else.

     

    I am supported to be the best person I can be, to self-actualise and have a life worth living.  I will manage my health and be grateful for the support I am given by participating to the best of my ability.

     

    I will have the necessaries of life as outlined in Maslows Hierachy of Needs, I will not feel life is to frightening and not worth living.  I will not feel worthless, like human sewage and on a torture wheel of hell from services supposed to help and protect me.

     

    I will have access to other health care needs besides my mental health – which I am currently not having in several areas as I am too afraid to see the doctor.  When you don’t want to live it is difficult to get yourself to beg for help about less significant medical conditions – I have issues with my bladder and kidneys but have been unable to have tests required done for past two years.  Because I need my ACC care back and mental health support worker to go with me – I have no-one else I feel safe taking.

     

    I will have the gym membership and support I had as part of my ACC rehabilitation plan in 2009, to help deal with my increasing weight and eating disorder.  I will be able to see a professional about my eating disorder, which I havn’t been about to do for over 10 years.

     

    Wellbeing include psychosocial support to reintegrate successfully into the community – from which I have become isolated due to poor mental health, poverty and unemployment.  I will reconnect with my whanau, as I have become distant from them as well, they dislike that I don’t work and do the activism I do.

     

     

    Outcome 5:                            Accessibility

     

    I can access places, services and information just like everyone else.

     

    I need help with this as I have tried for years to access the treatment care rehabilitation justice etc I am entitled to under law without success.  This is something my lawyer could assist with to start with as I am currently turned away repeatedly.

     

    I have a home that enables me to participate in my community.  In the current housing crisis this is a serious issue for me and many others.  I live in private rental accommodation with a flatmate who takes advantage of me and I need him to leave but I can’t say anything.  I could be asked to leave with six weeks notice if family wanted to move in.  The thought terrifies me as I have had so many bad experiences moving, I moved 4 x in 12 months a couple of years ago – sent my stress disorder off the scale.  I have lost many things, had many broken and many stolen in all my moves.

     

    I can regain the confidence to perform my poetry and plays, learn more about creative writing for profit and to share history and fantasy with my community.

     

    That as I heal and no longer need intensive services that at any time in the future when I am overwhelmed with trauma I can return to services without question.

     

    That I am not assessed to death, and have this processed used as a form of denying services rather than providing appropriate professional services depending on physical, psychological and psychosocial needs.

     

    Outcome 6:                            Leadership

     

    I have the same opportunities for leadership as everyone else and there are leaders who can represent me.

     

    This is definitely not happening in mental health and I do not feel there are any leaders or organisations representing me in any meaningful way.  In fact I feel our leaders are ignorant, arrogant and disrespectful of my expertise, experience and talents.

     

    Outcome 7:                            Education

     

    I have the same education outcomes just like everyone else.

     

    I was studying law at Victoria before I was mentally injured in 2002, I had passed five out of six papers – one I had dropped, I was very busy as a single parent and owner manager in my franchise business.  After I was hurt I tried but could not go back to university, I have since done papers in rehabilitation, health, journalism, creative scriptwriting, but none were successful due to my disability and inadequate support.

     

    If I have received an ACC Independence Allowance of $18 per week, half of it has to go to my student loan – which is incredibly unjust – also I disagree with the level of this allowance but could not challenge it.

     

    I have reports saying I am intelligent, do not have a personality disorder and am not delusional, yet I do not work and am rotting on welfare.  I protest and participate in submissions like this because I know my disorder, I know what I need, know what I’m entitled to and know what a professional rehabilitation plan actually entails.

     

    According to ACC legislation they are required to return me as near as practicable to my previous life – they have never made any attempt to do this.  I have tried and failed because they refuse to support those things I believe are necessary, for years I tried to heal myself – I failed over and over again until I gave up and started being a Civil Society Actor in the area of mental health full time.  If I can’t work then I don’t want to live – simple as that.  And I want a job that uses my knowledge and talents.

     

    Disabled people, in fact no people, should have to pay for their education.  Disabled people are currently driven out of the neo-liberal capitalist working environment, which does not allow for people who are not 100% fit and efficient to do the job – they don’t want anybody that cannot earn a maximum – that’s what they call productivity.

     

    As the New Zealand government has signed the Economic Social and Cultural Rights covenant, as well as the disability rights declaration I believe they are responsible for ensuring disabled people have valued work.  That will require the government to create meaningful jobs, or support the disabled person to create a meaningful job for them and perhaps others.  I would like to develop my scriptwriting and write the multiple plays I have started to develop, including plays about NZ history.  I would like to record some of my songs and work with a band to see if they are valuable when professionally produced.

     

    I am an advocate for Te Whariki – an early childhood document that I believe could be extended to cover all education.

     

    Mentally injured and ill students must be given extra help they are entitled to in order to achieve their best.  Many have behavioural issues and need more intensive support, or learn through doing, many are creative but not very academic and avenues to develop creative talents need to be provided.

     

    An older student cannot learn efficiently or sometimes at all if they are extremely stressed due to housing issues or poverty.  People who are studying need to be provided safe accommodation and/or travel to education (eg travel from Carterton to Victoria , Massey or Whitiraia).

     

    Outcome 8:                            Employment

     

    I have the same employment outcomes and opportunities as everyone else.

     

    One of my most basic desires and requirements of any rehabilitation plan I participate in, is how it is going to facilitate my returning to work and value in the community, that improves my mental health, not makes it deteriorate.

     

    I have learnt a lot over the past 14 years, along with my artistic expression I want to use what I have learnt to help and protect other men women and children with mental injuries.  I want to see realised all the resources services and facilities required to provide the professional treatment care rehabilitation and justice people, with mental injures as a result of abuse, are entitled to under ACC, health, disability, criminal, imperial, human rights and bill of rights laws.

     

    As referred to previously in our current economic climate people with disabilities (or those caring for them) are mostly unemployed – this needs to be addressed by government and not just left to the community.  They are not the ones who created this low wage, high unemployment, unequal society, government did and they have a responsibility to all disabled people to ensure their lives are worth living.

     

    Kia kaha to us all.

Conviction for Wilful Trespass of ACC – OVERTURNED – BOOM!

IN THE HIGH COURT OF NEW ZEALAND

WELLINGTON REGISTRY                                                         CRI-2016-485-15

                                                                                                            (2016) NZHC 1495

 

BETWEEN                 JAYNE ROUTHAN

                                    Appellant

 

AND                           NEW ZEALAND POLICE

                                    Respondent

 

Hearing:                      28 June 2016

 

Counsel:                      Bolland

                                    Wood

 

Judgement:                  1 July 2016

 

 

JUDGEMENT OF WILLIAMS J

 

Introduction

 

  1. Following a judge-alone trial in the District Court, Ms Routhan was convicted of trespass.  She represented herself.  Judge Boshier ordered by way of sentence, that she come up to Court for sentence if called upon within nine months.

     

  2. Ms Routhan was convicted pursuant to s3(1) of the Trespass Act 1980.  This provides that it is an offence to trespass on any place and refuse to leave after being warned by an occupier.   This is generally referred to as the ‘single event’ trespass offence.  This is to be constrasted with a s4(4) of the Act.  That provides it is an offence to trespass within two years of having been earlier warned by an occupier to stay off.  That is the ‘two event’ offence.

 

Facts

  1. Ms Routhan was, and remains, very unhappy with various decisions ACC had made about her and wished to protest about this.  At some time between 12pm and 1 pm on 2 September 2015, Ms Routhan visited the Wellington Branch of ACC.  She set herself up in the foyer within the building.  She displayed two placards each containing handwritten text to the general effect that ACC would kill her through bad, lawless or neglectful decisions.  She also displayed a painting in somewhat abstract form of a person with stab wounds in his or her back.  The items embedded in the persons back included a knife on which the letters “ACC” were painted.

     

  2. She sat on the floor in the reception area next to an armchair and a coffee table.  By being located in this spot she blocked the fire exit door.  A security guard repeatedly asked her to leave the premises.  She refused.  The manager was called and she too asked Ms Routhan to leave.  Ms Routhan still refused.  The police were then called.

 

  1. Meanwhile, the building was partially locked down in the sense that reception staff vacated that area and took refuge behind glass doors.  Automatic sliding doors at the entrance to the reception area were then set to exit only.  Ms Routhan would be permitted to leave, but clients could not enter.  Business was brought to a standstill.

 

  1. When the police arrived, they also asked Ms Routhan to leave.  They arrested her when she again refused to do so.

 

District Court Decision

 

  1. The judge summarised the evidence of the security guard, the manager and the arresting constable.  She also summarised Ms Routhan’s evidence.

     

  2. The judge then found that all elements of the offence of one event trespass were met.  The manager had the necessary delegated authority to act as the occupier of the premises.  Both the security guard and the manager had asked Ms Routhan to leave.  She had refused to do so.

 

  1. The judge also recorded the manager’s reasons for asking Ms Routhan to leave was that she was blocking the fire exit,  the placards and painting were disturbing to clients and here was a risk to client and staff safety.  There were also issues, the Judge noted, in terms of the ability of ACC to transact its ordinary business in light of the partial building lock-down.  These factors entitled the manager to ask Ms Routhan to leave the judge found.

 

Submissions and issues

 

  1. Comprehensive and thoughtful submissions were provided by counsel for the appellant raising a number of separate grounds by which, it was argued, the judge’s decision should be overturned.

     

  2. In light of the view I take of this case, only one ground need be discussed.  This relates to the applicability of the reasonableness standard in the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 (NZBORA) to decisions to invoke s 3 of the Trespass Act in relation to public buildings.

 

  1. Ms Bolland, for Ms Routhan, argued that Ms Routhan could invoke rights of assembly and expression protected by NZBORA and that this required the officials who involved the Trespass Act to be satisfied that doing so was reasonably necessary in the circumstances.  There was, Ms Bolland submitted, no evidence that officials had made such assessment.  Further, she said, there was no evidence either that Judge Boshier undertook her own analysis of that issue or even understood that NZBORA was relevant.  It followed, Ms Bolland submitted, that the judge had made an error of principle and the conviction should be set aside accordingly.

 

  1. In response, Mr Woods argued that although the judge did not explicitly consider NZBORA or any reasonableness test, she noted that there was evidence of three reasons for the manager asking Ms Routhan to leave and when those reasons taken together, they amounted to sufficient evidence that invoking the Trespass Act was reasonable.  The Judge, in her reasons, took these matters into account.  They were that MS Routhan was blocking the fire exit; the painting showing stab wounds in which ACC was implicated was disturbing for staff and clients; and Ms Routhan’s presence in the building had caused a partial lock-down, interrupting thereby, the ordinary work of the office.  In such circumstances, it was submitted, Ms Routhan’s behaviour was in fact unreasonable, and the corollary was that invoking the Trespass Act was reasonable.  Therefore, even if the Judge had erred, her error would not have affected the result

 

Analysis

 

  1. It is now beyond argument that those exercising public authority may only invoke the Trespass Act against when this is ‘reasonably necessary’, in light of the freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of expression rights protected by ss 14 and 16 of NZBORA.  Kos J in an earlier case involving Ms Routhan provided the following non-exhaustive list of considerations to be factored in to assessing whether invoking the Trespass Act is, in any particular case, reasonable.  They were:
  1. whether the assembly was unreasonably prolonged;

     

  2. the degree to which the rights and freedoms of other people are affected by the trespass notice;

     

  3. the degree to which the assembly or protest interfered with the rights of the occupier to use the premises for ordinary business or duties free of nuisance;

     

  4. the size of the assembly and its duration;

     

  5. the content of what is being expressed, if the message is one of hatred, racial abuse, intolerance or obscenity; and

     

  6. whether the notice is justified on the grounds of maintenance of public order (such as lack of prior notice to police of the time and location of the event or in terms of management of street traffic).

     

  1. In my view it is plain that Judge Boshier was unaware that NZBORA rights were in play even though the matter had been raised both in evidence and argument.  For that reason, she did not subject the case to the justified limitations analysis required by s 5 of the Act.  That is (in short) that Ms Routhan’s freedom to express her views in government spaces could only be curtailed if this amounted to a reasonable limit, prescribed by law and “demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society”.

     

  2. It follows that the judge necessarily made an error of principle.

 

  1. But was Mr Woods right when he argued that the error was not material because, on the facts, such limitation was reasonable?  This question requires me to assess, in hindsight, the relevant facts alluded to by the Judge.  I am inevitably drawn into making my own assessment in light of the Judge’s failure to do so at first instance.

 

  1. In my view it cannot be said that trespassing Ms Routhan, in the circumstances that obtained on the day in question in the reception area, was reasonable.  She sat there quietly expressing her views that she was entitled to express in terms of s 14 of NZBORA.  She was not aggressive or violent.  She said nothing unless spoken to.  She made it clear that in her view she had a right to do what she was doing.

 

  1. The written placards were not offensive.  The painting was not either.  I accept that the painting might have been if the image had been a photo of a human body with gaping knife wounds, but it was not.  Whatever its merits, it was an abstract work of art and protest.  No reasonable person could have viewed it as offensive.  It is true that the building went into semi lock-down as a result of Ms Routhan’s presence in the reception area.  But that was ACC’s response to Ms Routhan’s presence.  That response too has to be measured against a reasonableness standard.  Mr Woods said that ACC had had experience of Ms Routhan’s protests in the past and management responded as much to their experience of her as they did to her actions on the day.  Whatever Ms Routhan had done in the past, she was being very careful to behave civilly, courteously and reasonably on the day in question.  If she had come to learn where the line was, beyond which freedom of expression crossed into unreasonable interference in the lives of others, then it seems to me that was a good outcome.  She ought not to be prejudiced for having learnt to modify her behaviour so as not to offend, annoy or be a nuisance.

 

  1. Finally, and perhaps most powerfully from ACC’s perspective, MS Routhan was, it was said, blocking a fire exit.  This, it must be accepted, could amount to unreasonable interference with staff and public use of the area.  But whether invoking the Trespass Act is a reasonable response requires a general consideration of the reasonable alternatives that would have been available to officials.  An obvious one comes to mind.  Either the security guard of the manager (or the Police for that matter) could have advised MS Routhan that she was entitled to sit silently and express her views through her placards and painting, but she could not block the fire exit.  An invitation to move a metre or two to the left or right was all that was required.  If she refused, then unreasonable interference in the use of the public space is necessarily established.  If she acceded to the request, then she was safely on her side of the freedom of expression/trespass divide.  There was no evidence of such an invitation being made to Ms Routhan.

 

  1. The appeal must be allowed accordingly.  The conviction and sentence are quashed.

 

J WILLIAMS  

 

 

                                   

Social Security Legislation Rewrite Act Submission, all punitive changes illegal!

If you are reading this and want to make a submission please follow the link below, last day today, every voice counts.  Below that is my submission if you would like some ideas.

http://www.parliament.nz/en-nz/pb/legislation/bills/00DBHOH_BILL68669_1/social-security-legislation-rewrite-bill

SUBMISSION ON SOCIAL SECURITY REWRITE

SUBMISSION ON SOCIAL SECURITY LEGISLATION REWRITE BILL

JR

Early last year I was doing some research for my own legal issues when I came across copies of the Social Security Act and noted with distress the long list of amendments to this piece of legislation.  Now I see the government have become ashamed of this list and want to tidy it up.  Perhaps so it isn’t obvious to future generations how the rich and powerful in New Zealand/the world persecuted the poorest sector of our society, using neo-liberal economic policies and radicalised political beliefs they knew were harmful. 

 It is common knowledge that neo-liberals deregulated the finance industry, removed tariffs and implemented GST, cut taxes to the rich, etc etc.  They created unemployment and a low wage economy, then went about creating propaganda that it was the fault of the unemployed for their situation.

 I am an active protester in the area of mental health services for mentally injured abuse victims and mentally ill.  I am being persecuted through the justice and health system for legally protesting and not treated with impunity as required by the United Nations, as a civil society actor.  In the work that I do, which includes a significant amount of law I have been introduced to Imperial Laws.  Firstly Westminster Statute 1st, Common right be done to all, rich as poor and Secondly Magna Carta, No man shall be destroyed and every man shall have access to right and justice.

 It is quite obvious from the number of changes to the Social Securities Act that were designed to degrade and intimidate that these changes are supposed to be punitive against poor people.  At the same time we pass laws that advance rich people like those passed to advance The Hobbit and Hollywood multinationals.  This IS NOT COMMON RIGHT BEING DONE TO ALL – this is rich being advanced and poor disadvantaged.

 Throughout history mankind have shown they cannot control their love of money and power, to the detriment of society, that is why we have laws.  That is why we live in a civilized society and democracy, in an effort to control this propensity for abuse of power and strong attacking weak.  This is no longer happening, those with money and power have created extreme suffering, that is leading to social issues, violence, addiction, suicide, etc.  Their radicalised political belief that those who don’t work are bludgers and a drain on society is immoral and an act of discrimination in my culture.

 These same people who don’t work are not given the opportunity as cuts to funding for professional treatment care and rehabilitation mean there is no support.  ACC and mental health do not use professional rehabilitation models, I know this for a fact, I studied this topic at Massey University.  All the talk about people with disabilities being in work, are just not a reality in a neo-liberal capitalist society.  Jobs need to be created for disabled people to use their talents, within their capabilities and create value in society.  So many disabled people with so much talent – especially with people who have mental health issues, many highly intelligent and being left to rot.

 The focus on work is offensive, while ACC, mental health and others ensure people are not treated, protected, cared for and rehabilitated as required under the IPRCA.  Also as required under Health, Disability, Criminal, Human Rights and Bill of Rights Acts.

 Again I would point out it is the fact that at the same time as resources were being taken from the most vulnerable and poorest people, those who were the richest were increasing their wealth according to data.

 I will say it simply – you are not allowed to use the law to advance the rich and persecute the poor – people must be advanced, or not, in a common way.  As I know in my case this is happening I understand the law to be interpreted that I no longer have to respect or adhere to the law under the Westminster System.

 The consolidation of this Act is immoral and illegal.  I am also quite sure the government will bring something more degrading in for beneficiaries, even though they say they are not going to – they always do – it is modern day oppression of mostly disabled citizens.

 That people in power, with access to scientific evidence about the social dysfunction etc poverty and inequality create, continue to harm vulnerable minorities makes me want to be ill.  It is a gross miscarriage of justice that is somehow being legitimised by the media and all neo-liberals and worst of all by our justice agencies.  We have Criminal Laws and Bill of Rights Act that few people can use to protect themselves against cruel immoral radicalised political terrorists who work for government organisations.  Under the Terrorism Suppression Act, what neo-liberals have done over the past 30 years constitutes terrorism, especially in the area of destroying mental health infrastructure and causing serious harm to a significant targeted group of the population. 

 I also have Christian beliefs and know it is EVIL to advance and protect the rich and powerful, while they degrade, disenfranchise and persecute the vulnerable poor.  Westminster Law is based on Christianity, so is our monarchy and I expect to have New Zealand’s cultural, religious and ethical beliefs respected and acknowledged in this debate/law change.

 Now I have pointed out rich people can’t use the law to harm poor people I expect there will be a police and GCSB investigation – perhaps a Royal Commission of Inquiry.  That this bill will not progress and there will be urgent legislation enacted to remove any parts of the Social Security Act implemented since Rogernomics/neo-liberalism that has harmed the poorest of citizens.  That of course would involve a return to welfare and housing conditions prior to Ruth Richardson.

 All these punitive laws that were made are illegal and we must (now we understand what has happened and how it happened) strike them down and return to the law prior.  The poorest New Zealanders must be advanced in common right as rich people were, to do anything else is uncivilized and against Westminster Law and democracy.

 I wish to speak to my submission in person.

 June 2016