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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 >>

Focus 2000 is tip of iceberg

Monday, 20 February 2006, 11:25 am | Disabled Persons Assembly

Support services for disabled and older New Zealanders are failing those who depend on them. More >>



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