Traumatic Brain Injuries – Part 4 of 5 In The Name of Modern Medicine, cont. The days passed without Tom recognizing me and the staff treated me like the enemy. Had someone warned them, “Do not app…
Source: Aftermath of Memory Loss | Sheri Lawrence de Grom
Otago University researchers are warning that a computer-based risk prediction model to profile and target ACC clients may be compromising the agency ‘s ability to make fair and humane decisions about the treatment of New Zealanders in need. ACC says the system, known as the “survival analysis model” has been used for three years and was designed to process claims more efficiently. Alistair Knott is from the University’s Artificial Intelligence and Law in New Zealand project. He wants ACC to provide a public account of how it uses its predictive tool to make sure it isn’t ‘passing the buck’ to a machine.
Source: Is ACC ‘passing the buck’ with prediction based evaluations?
They said justice for state abuse victims wasn’t possible under the law. Sonja Cooper proved them wrong.
Source: National Portrait: Sonja Cooper, human rights lawyer | Stuff.co.nz
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Man reports his foster mum, is told she committed no crime because it was the 1970s.
Source: The Big Read: Man told sexual abuse is not a crime because it was the 70s – NZ Herald
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Source: Exciting News | aftershock
For years the ACC has been using millions of claimants’ data to target those who spend longer than usual on its books.
Source: Years later, ACC discloses its tool to target long-term claimants | Stuff.co.nz
A judge who wrote a report on abuse in state care after listening to stories for seven years says it appears to have been forgotten.
Source: State care abuse report ignored, judge says | Radio New Zealand News
The judge who chaired a panel which heard from children abused in state care says there is no guarantee of the future safety of children unless an an independent body is set up to investigate.
Source: Judge ‘lost faith’ in govt’s handling of state care child abuse | Radio New Zealand News