The Office for Disability Issues
The Office for Disability Issues is the focal point within government on disability issues. We promote and monitor implementation of the New Zealand Disability Strategy and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. We report to the Minister for Disability Issues and support the Ministerial Committee on Disability Issues.
Leadership and strategic direction
The Ministerial Committee on Disability Issues coordinates government implementation of the New Zealand Disability Strategy and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Priorities for government action
Priorities for cross government action are set out in the Disability Action Plan.
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Enabling Good Lives
Demonstrations of the Enabling Good Lives approach to how disabled people and families are supported to live everyday lives are being implemented in Christchurch and the Waikato.
New Zealand Sign Language
The Government is committed to promoting and maintaining the use of New Zealand Sign Language, as one of New Zealand's official languages.
Think Differently campaign
The Think Differently campaign funds community and national intiatives that promote positive attitudes and behaviours towards disabled people.
Tools, statistics and research
Access guides and toolkits to inclusive practice, and research and statistics on disabled New Zealanders.