The Building Code has a vague definition of "normal activity and function" that doesn't work for disabled people
DPA member Paula Booth from Wellington says, “I use a chair to get around after an accident several years ago so the physical accessibility of buildings and the built environment is something I have experienced and thought about. The stated objective of the Building Code as it stands is…Read full article
In February 2015, pilot education workshops were held in Auckland and Wellington to teach disability support services staff and disabled people more about the human rights framework and the Disability Convention. Using the Disability Convention for advocacy purposes Support Worker Stephen…Read full article
DPA recently sent a hard hitting report to the United Nations about social protection programmes for disabled people in New Zealand. Our Chief Executive Rachel Noble urges people to read the report, written by Dr Heather Barnett, saying “The report provides an excellent way to understand…Read full article
Meeting with Parliament’s Health Committee about repeal of the Health and Disability Amendment Act 2013.
DPA recently had a hearing before Parliament’s Health Committee about their petition to repeal the Health and Disability Amendment Act 2013. The Act stipulates low pay for family carers, unfair exceptions of particular family members and no right of appeal to the Human Rights Commission or…Read full article
Our 2015 DPA forum bought the disability sector together again to look at our recent progress and explore new ways of thinking using the conference theme of 'I am Able'. Over 100 people came to the forum. They included government officials, regional and national members of DPA, representatives…Read full article