Spaces of Belonging research

Spaces of Belonging research Where do you feel like you belong? Where do you feel like you don’t belong? What is it about these places that makes you feel that way? DPA is working with ImagineBetter and the University of Waikato on a small Wellington-based research project to understand…
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Membership Renewal

Current DPA memberships are due to expire on June 30. We value the continued support of our members - support that enables us to engage with the disability community, to listen to the views of disabled people, and articulate these as we work with decision makers. To renew your membership, please…
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Preliminary notice - DPA AGM 2018

Preliminary DPA AGM 2018 notice This is to give you advance notice that the Disabled Persons Assembly Annual General Meeting 2018 will be held on: Date: Saturday November 24 Place: Wellington (venue to be confirmed) Venue, agenda and board election details will be sent out…
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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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