Tony Ryall explaining why he isn't paying parents to care for disabled children
This is Tony Ryall at his best - here is his bullshit press release explaining why the Government are appealing parents being paid to care for their own disabled children...
Better support for family caregivers recommended
Press Release by New Zealand Government at 12:05 pm, 22 Jan 2010
Health Minister Tony Ryall says the Government is considering ways to better support family members who care for their severely disabled adult children.
Today the Health Minister has announced the release of a report from the National Health Committee – “How Should We Care for the Carers, Now and into the Future? Manaaki tangata” – which the Minister received just before Christmas.
“While the NHC report does not recommend payment for family carers, it recommends a range of actions to provide better support for them which the Government will consider” Mr Ryall says.
“Late last year the Government also began looking at options to expand the individualised funding scheme and to provide better support for family carers.”
The Health Minister says the Solicitor General has advised him of his decision to today appeal a January 8 decision by the Human Rights Review Tribunal regarding family members who care for their severely disabled adult children.
“The Solicitor General strongly advises me that there are very significant legal issues about the decision that need to be examined.”
Mr Ryall says all New Zealanders have great admiration for the families who face the challenges of caring for a disabled relative.
“Supporting family carers is an important issue for New Zealanders. However it’s a complex matter balancing the interests of an individual’s autonomy, family responsibility and government contribution.”
...unbelievable - not one word as to why he is appealing parents attempt to look after their own disabled children, just a lot of bullshit about 'caring' - if the bloody Government cared they would pay parents to look after their disabled children, simple as that. Parenting a disabled child is a private hell we wouldn't want to wish upon any fellow citizen, what the hell is a Welfare State for if not to help these exact people?