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Plan to Fix Rentals addresses needs of disabled people

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 6:01 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

The Plan to Fix Rentals launched by Renters United today is a common sense response to the current broken rental market; its implementation would improve the lives of thousands of New Zealanders, not least those in the disability community, the Disabled ... More >>

Disabled Persons Assembly Election Forum

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 9:46 am | Disabled Persons Assembly

Twenty-four percent of New Zealanders identify as disabled, but disabled people’s voices are not often heard during election time. More >>

DPA response to remark made by Kim Campbell

Wednesday, 4 November 2015, 4:45 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

The Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA) wants to challenge the remark made by the Chief Executive of the Employers and Manufacturers Association Kim Campbell on Radio New Zealand yesterday morning. More >>

Getting Equal Access for Everyone

Tuesday, 8 September 2015, 1:40 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

Access to every day amenities like buildings, footpaths and public transport will be discussed at the re ‘Access for All – Dunedin’ forum on Tuesday, September 22. More >>

Report on work to further the rights of Disabled People

Tuesday, 16 June 2015, 9:07 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

The Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA) Chief Executive Rachel Noble notes the release today of a Government report outlining the work being done to further the interests of disabled people in the next three years More >>

Getting Equal Access for Everyone

Tuesday, 16 June 2015, 4:45 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

Access to every day amenities like buildings, footpaths and public transport will be discussed at the ‘Access for All – Dunedin’ forum on Monday, 22 June. More >>

“I Am Able” theme of Disabled Persons Assembly forum

Thursday, 12 March 2015, 4:51 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

The Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA) is holding a two-day forum, this week in Wellington, to inspire change in the way people with disabilities see themselves and are seen by others. More >>

Disabled people want work

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 2:18 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

Nick Ruane is a disabled person and he says in spite of having a Masters Degree with honours in political science, a commerce degree and a teaching qualification his employment history has been sporadic. More >>

Disabled Person's Organisations report sent to UN

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 2:44 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

A report written by Disabled Person’s Organisations (DPOs) representing the voice of disabled New Zealanders has been released and sent to the United Nations today. More >>

Petition to repeal carer legislation presented at parliament

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 3:19 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

Today Rachel Noble, Chief Executive of the Disabled Persons Assembly presented a petition, with thousands signatures, to parliament demanding the repeal of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Amendment Act (No 2) 2013. More >>

Disabled Persons Organisations work alongside government

Wednesday, 28 May 2014, 4:09 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

The voices and experience of disabled people in New Zealand are reflected in the cross- government Disability Action Plan 2014 -2018, released today. More >>

Budget wins for disabled community limited

Monday, 19 May 2014, 3:45 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

The disabled community question Government commitment to implement the United Nations Convention for the Rights of disabled Persons in New Zealand because advances for the disabled community in this year’s budget are so small. More >>

Disabled people demand building access

Wednesday, 4 September 2013, 11:04 am | Disabled Persons Assembly

Government needs to step up and ensure disabled access is incorporated into buildings that need to be earthquake strengthened,” says Beverly Grammar, President of the Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA). More >>

Rebuilding Christchurch with access for disabled people

Wednesday, 27 June 2012, 2:40 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

Disabled people were affected by the Christchurch earthquakes alongside other Cantabrians. The Disabled Persons Assembly, a major New Zealand disability rights organisation, is leading a publicity campaign to alert everyone involved in the Christchurch rebuild ... More >>

Accessible Christchurch for Everybody Everytime!

Monday, 4 July 2011, 9:14 am | Disabled Persons Assembly

“A revitalised Christchurch must include access for all citizens”, says Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA) Chief Executive: Ross Brereton, who today launched Accessible Christchurch, a campaign to promote the inclusion of the needs of disabled people ... More >>

DPA cautious on spending increases for disability

Friday, 18 May 2007, 4:47 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

The major umbrella organisation representing disabled people is pleased that more funding is going into Disability Support Services. “The extra $150 million is certainly welcomed and needed,”says Mike Gourley, President of the Disabled Persons Assembly ... More >>

DPA hails the repeal of Act

Thursday, 22 March 2007, 10:22 am | Disabled Persons Assembly

A major national umbrella organisation representing disabled people is hailing the repeal of the misnamed Disabled Persons Employment Promotion (DPEP) Act. “The repeal of the DPEP Act represents the end of nearly fifty years of legalized discrimination ... More >>

Treatment is anatomical terrorism

Monday, 8 January 2007, 3:49 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

The so-called Ashley Treatment, where children are surgically and chemically prevented from maturing into adults, is anatomical terrorism says Disabled Persons Assembly CEO Gary Williams. More >>

DPA disputes antenatal screening claims

Tuesday, 20 June 2006, 12:01 am | Disabled Persons Assembly

DPA, a national assembly for disabled people, is concerned that the full report into antenatal screening for Down syndrome is at odds with National Screening Unit claims about the issue. More >>

Disability service audit focus far too narrow

Wednesday, 1 March 2006, 12:34 am | Disabled Persons Assembly

The recent announcement of the independent audit of Focus 2000’s disability service delivery for the Ministry of Health is too limited and risks misrepresenting broader problems with disability service delivery in New Zealand. More >>

 

 

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