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Canberra’s anti-gay psychologist in the news again

By Spotty - 17 March 2014 19

After gaining media prominence by uttering his misogynist homophobic views and implying they were backed by psychological science, the Psychological Board placed restrictions on Philip Pocock’s practice. He is now apparently appealing the decision of the national psychology registration board by complaining to the ACT administrative appeals tribunal.

http://m.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/philip-pocock-punished-for-views-on-homosexuality-20140312-34ltc.html

Does anyone in the RiotAct hive know how this works? Can this Territory body challenge a national body? And will the Tribunal hear submissions from the public ?

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19 Responses to
Canberra’s anti-gay psychologist in the news again
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curmudgery 10:51 am
17 Mar 14
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Associations, Boards of Registration, ‘peak’ bodies and the like will have approved Articles of Association and Codes of Conduct, or equivalent, which their members will have agreed to.

Somewhere in there will be a few ‘catch-all’ clauses that allow the Board to take steps against errant members … phrases like ‘conduct that brings the industry into disrepute’ is popular.

Appealing to the Tribunal sounds like a further bid for notoriety to me. He’d be better off spending the money on a good shrink.

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Affirmative Action M 12:16 pm
17 Mar 14
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Most AAT’s are comprised of left wing loonies.

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Stormfront Org 12:53 pm
17 Mar 14
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So much for” free speech”, isn’t it? 19 queers complained and “political correctness” bs kicked in.
I’m in full support of Dr. Pocock.

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m_ratt 1:07 pm
17 Mar 14
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Appealing to the appropriate State/Territory tribunal is exactly how it’s supposed to be:

http://www.ahpra.gov.au/Notifications/Fact-sheets/Appeals.aspx

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VYBerlinaV8_is_back 2:09 pm
17 Mar 14
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Another O added strategically to Pocock would make for a very ironic surname indeed.

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c_c™ 2:35 pm
17 Mar 14
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The NPRB is a government agency who in turn established state/territory level boards. It’s not a national body like the AMA. Therefore it’s an administrative decision and is challengeable.

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Roundhead89 7:59 pm
17 Mar 14
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Hasn’t David Pocock suffered enough missing two seasons in a row without having his namesake making the news again?

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gungsuperstar 8:49 pm
17 Mar 14
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Affirmative Action Man said :

Most AAT’s are comprised of left wing loonies.

You’re an idiot who has no idea what you’re talking about. AATs are appointed by government like anyone else. They’re apolitical in conducting their jobs.

Stormfront Org said :

So much for” free speech”, isn’t it? 19 queers complained and “political correctness” bs kicked in.
I’m in full support of Dr. Pocock.

There’s no such thing as constitutional free speech in this country. When you’re a psychologist persecuting a sub-group of the community who have much higher rates of mental health issues and suicide, you don’t have the right to pass off your stupid, bigoted opinions as psychology or science. Those opinions do not fall into either discipline.

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Stevian 10:10 am
18 Mar 14
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Stormfront Org said :

So much for” free speech”, isn’t it? 19 queers complained and “political correctness” bs kicked in.
I’m in full support of Dr. Pocock.

You would be, Fascist

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milkman 1:19 pm
18 Mar 14
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VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

Another O added strategically to Pocock would make for a very ironic surname indeed.

Ouch :)

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watto23 4:55 pm
18 Mar 14
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Stormfront Org said :

So much for” free speech”, isn’t it? 19 queers complained and “political correctness” bs kicked in.
I’m in full support of Dr. Pocock.

Not really politicial correctness at all. Basic human rights. Gay people were doing nothing to hurt him. He is the one on the attack pushing his extremist views and persecuting gay people.

I don’t feel threatened by gays, muslims or boat people. I have to wonder why so many people do lately??

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Spotty 7:07 pm
18 Mar 14
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Stormfront Org said :

So much for” free speech”, isn’t it? 19 queers complained and “political correctness” bs kicked in.
I’m in full support of Dr. Pocock.

Goodness you’ve given him a PhD that he has never earned! Why not call him professor or pope while you are at it!

He can think whatever he likes, but he keeps trying to present it as supported by science, psychology, by the church or conservative politics – and of course, the stuff he says is his own invention

Funny how people who want to disrespect others try to pretend that respected institutions support their views

What he also isn’t allowed to do as a psychologist is deliberately hurt an already vulnerable group

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Spotty 7:09 pm
18 Mar 14
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Thanks to curmudgery c_c and m_ratt for your helpful comments

:))

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milkman 8:39 pm
18 Mar 14
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watto23 said :

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I don’t feel threatened by gays, muslims or boat people. I have to wonder why so many people do lately??

It’s nothing more than trash media whipping up stories to shock the great unwashed, so they can capture viewers and increase advertising revenue.

Which is why we need decent independent media.

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Stormfront Org 8:29 am
19 Mar 14
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Stevian said :

Stormfront Org said :

So much for” free speech”, isn’t it? 19 queers complained and “political correctness” bs kicked in.
I’m in full support of Dr. Pocock.

You would be, Fascist

Rephrase yourself, Zionist. :)

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