Progress in implementing the New Zealand Disability Strategy 2001
1. The government originally asked 11 key government agencies to develop New Zealand Disability Strategy implementation work plans. As of 1 October 2001, the Department of Work and Income New Zealand and the Ministry of Social Policy merged to become the Ministry of Social Development, and the work of both agencies is identified as the Ministry of Social Development in this report.
2. New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000, section 8(2).
3. New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000, section 8(3).
4. New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000, section 8(4).
5. New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000, section 8(5).
6. National Administration Guideline 1.3.
7. Most government-wide initiatives, many by the State Services Commission, are discussed under objective 6.Initiatives listed under objective 4 focus more on employment achievements within particular departments, or on departments promoting employment beyond the government sector.
8. Accessible in this context means that the website complies with international World Wide Web Consortium Web Accessibility Initiative Guidelines.
9. Statistics New Zealand carried out the first post-census household Disability Survey in 1996, and an accompanying residential survey soon after. The second post-census household Disability Survey was carried out from June to October 2001, and the residential survey was completed by the end of November.
10. The New Zealand Disability Strategy, page v.
11. The network is supported by 170 community-based agencies.