Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill

We welcome proposed law changes around the use of medicinal cannabis and are heartened that this is being approached as a health issue. However, DPA is disappointed that the proposed amendment does not apply to disabled people who experience chronic pain, muscle spasms, medication-induced nausea,…
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DPA Child Poverty Reduction Bill submission

We submitted our response to the Child Poverty Reduction Bill on April 4. DPA support the intent behind the introduction of the Child Poverty Reduction Bill as we see child poverty as a major issue for New Zealand and one that requires urgent and considerable attention. However, our concern…
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Employment Support Practice Guidelines

The new "Employment Support Practice Guidelines: How to support disabled people to get the job they want" were launched at Parliament on Wednesday March 21. The guidelines are an essential "how to" guide for supporting disabled people into work. They are based on evidence that has accumulated over…
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DPA End Of Life Choice Bill Submission

We submitted our response to the End of Life Choice Bill to the Justice Committee of Parliament on March 6. DPA does not hold a position on euthanasia, therefor our submission did not address the wider issue of euthanasia.  Instead we responded to the Bill from a disability rights…
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Disabled floater voter: Education and Justice

This is the third of a series of blogs from the Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA). We have used DPA’s strategic areas of focus, as identified by our members, as a guide to examine key areas of each party’s policies. We have then asked questions that we would like answered from political parties.…
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Disabled floater voters: Employment and Income

This is the second of a series of blogs from the Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA). We have used DPA’s strategic areas of focus, as identified by our members, as a guide to examine key areas of each party’s policies. We have then asked questions that we would like answered from political parties.…
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Disabled floater voters: Employment and Income

This is the second of a series of blogs from the Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA). We have used DPA’s strategic areas of focus, as identified by our members, as a guide to examine key areas of each party’s policies. We have then asked questions that we would like answered from political parties.…
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AGM 2017

The AGM will be held on Sunday 26 November at 10am at the Mercure Dunedin Leisure Lodge, 30 Duke Street, North Dunedin.
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2016 Rehibilitation International Congress

DPA News The 2016 Rehabilitation International congress will be held in Scotland in October 2016. If you are planning a trip to the UK in October you may consider attending the congress in Edinburgh on 25 – 27 October 2016. The theme is Inclusivity. Read more
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