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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
Stormfront Org 8:29 am 19 Mar 14

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. 🙂

milkman 8:39 pm 18 Mar 14

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.

Spotty 7:09 pm 18 Mar 14

Thanks to curmudgery c_c and m_ratt for your helpful comments

:))

Spotty 7:07 pm 18 Mar 14

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

watto23 4:55 pm 18 Mar 14

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??

milkman 1:19 pm 18 Mar 14

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

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

Ouch 🙂

Stevian 10:10 am 18 Mar 14

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

gungsuperstar 8:49 pm 17 Mar 14

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.

Roundhead89 7:59 pm 17 Mar 14

Hasn’t David Pocock suffered enough missing two seasons in a row without having his namesake making the news again?

c_c™ 2:35 pm 17 Mar 14

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.

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 2:09 pm 17 Mar 14

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

m_ratt 1:07 pm 17 Mar 14

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

Stormfront Org 12:53 pm 17 Mar 14

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.

Affirmative Action M 12:16 pm 17 Mar 14

Most AAT’s are comprised of left wing loonies.

curmudgery 10:51 am 17 Mar 14

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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