Government / Law

MSD and the PDA [AKA the Whistleblowers’ Act] #wtfmsd

I’ve been thinking about all this stuff with MSD’s security (or lack-of-security) breach for the past week or so and one thing has really been bothering me…surely someone at MSD had noticed the problem? There must have been some IT person, some WINZ office receptionist, some guy who took a phone call at the call … Continue reading


Why National Standards aren’t standard

So with all the recent brouhaha over National Standards, and the expected release of the Ministry of Education’s data tomorrow, I thought this would be the opportune time to shed some light on the process of determining a student’s achievement in relation to the standards, and show why the standards can’t be used to make … Continue reading