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Disabled People Let Down As Employment Gap Widens

Tuesday, 15 August 2023, 4:26 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

The widening of the employment gap for disabled people is hugely concerning and shows an urgent need to address the barriers to employment for disabled people, the Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA) NZ says. Labour market statistics on disability released ... More >>

DPA Welcomes News Of Permanent Increase Of Total Mobility Subsidy

Thursday, 15 December 2022, 2:54 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

The announcement yesterday that the 75% Total Mobility (TM) subsidy is not just being extended as part of the half price public transport policy, but will be permanent from 1 April 2023 is welcome news, the Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA) says. Disabled ... More >>

Call From Disabled People For Accessibility Bill To Go Back To The Drawing Board – United Nations Recommends Co-design

Tuesday, 8 November 2022, 11:43 am | Disabled Persons Assembly

Disabled people are hugely disappointed by the Accessibility for New Zealanders Bill which will do little to improve accessibility unless it is redrafted, the Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA) says. “Really, this legislation needs to go back to the ... More >>

Disabled Persons Assembly Welcomes News Paula Tesoriero Appointed Chief Executive, Whaikaha

Tuesday, 30 August 2022, 3:00 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

The Disabled Person Assembly (DPA) NZ welcomes today’s announcement of the appointment of Paula Tesoriero as Chief Executive of Whaikaha – Ministry of Disabled People. “When the establishment of the new Ministry was announced, our view was that disabled ... More >>

Transport Challenges Have Devastating Impact On Disabled People’s Lives, Research Shows

Friday, 26 August 2022, 12:42 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

The impacts of transport challenges on disabled people’s lives can be devastating, a recently published research report shows. The report “Disabled people’s experiences of transport in Aotearoa New Zealand” highlights the ongoing challenges disabled ... More >>

Misunderstanding Of Face Covering Exemptions Leads To DPA Halting Distribution Of Exemption Cards

Saturday, 26 March 2022, 7:51 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

Misunderstanding about the role of face covering exemption cards has led the Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA) NZ to stop sending out the cards. People who are unable to wear a mask because of their disability or health condition are currently exempt ... More >>

Disabled Persons Assembly Welcomes News Of New Ministry For Disabled People

Friday, 29 October 2021, 5:23 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

The Disabled Person Assembly (DPA) NZ welcomes today’s announcement of the establishment of a new Ministry for Disabled People and the national implementation of the Enabling Good Lives approach. “This has been a long time coming. Disabled people have been ... More >>

Disabled Persons Assembly Launches Employment Project In Waikato

Monday, 28 September 2020, 4:13 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA) New Zealand is tackling the disproportionate rate of unemployment for disabled people by launching Mahi Tika – Equity in Employment, an employment programme to be trialed in the Waikato region. There are approximately ... More >>

Dunedin Disability Community To Host ‘My Vote Counts’ General Election Forum

Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 3:43 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

Dunedin general election candidates will take part in a My Votes Count forum event on 29 September organised by the Dunedin and Districts Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA) alongside Disability Information Service, People First, Blind Citizens New ... More >>

Health And Disability System Review Report Fails Disabled People

Thursday, 18 June 2020, 12:49 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

Recommendations in the Health and Disability Review Final Report released this week will fail to improve outcomes for disabled people, the Disabled Persons Assembly NZ (DPA) says. “The Health and Disability Review Final Report shows that this review ... More >>

Accessible Streets Package Would Put Disabled People At Risk

Monday, 9 March 2020, 5:11 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

The Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA) is alarmed that many of the proposals in the draft Accessible Streets Package released today would put disabled people at risk and make our footpaths more dangerous places for them. “Allowing bicycles and powered ... More >>

Disabled People Need To Be Included In The 2020 Wellbeing Budget

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 4:55 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

A focus on wellbeing in the budget presents a real opportunity to make a difference to disabled people’s lives, but only if disabled people are explicitly included, the Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA) says. At the Budget Policy Statement 2020 hearing ... More >>

Disabled Persons Assembly Congratulate Hutt City Council

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 7:00 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

The installation of a beach access mat at Days Bay means everyone – including disabled people - will be able to enjoy the beach this summer, the Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA) says. More >>

NZ welfare policy around relationships harms disabled

Monday, 25 November 2019, 9:42 am | Disabled Persons Assembly

Welfare policy which penalises people for forming relationships is harming the disabled community, Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA) says. More >>

Disabled People welcome free buses in Hamilton

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 4:51 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

Waikato is setting an example for the rest of the country with its implementation of free buses for disabled people, the Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA) says. More >>

Spaces of Belonging Research Report Launch

Wednesday, 24 July 2019, 4:56 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

Understanding why and where disabled people feel they belong and don’t belong is the focus of a joint Spaces of Belonging research report launched last night by the Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA), Imagine Better, and the University of Waikato. More >>

Concerns support worker strikes causing distress

Saturday, 22 June 2019, 11:48 am | Disabled Persons Assembly

Continued strikes by support workers employed by IDEA Services are causing distress for clients who rely on their services for daily care, the Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA) says. More >>

Plastic straw ban a kick in the teeth for disabled people

Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 5:26 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

The announcement of a plastic straw ban in an inner-city Auckland area is a kick in the teeth for disabled people, the Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA) says. More >>

Election Access Fund Bill hugely positive step

Friday, 27 July 2018, 8:43 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

Election Access Fund Bill hugely positive step towards full enfranchisement of disabled people A decade after New Zealand told the world it would guarantee people with disabilities equal political rights, the Election Access Fund Bill a concrete step towards making ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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