July 2003 to June 2004
Forty one government agencies (38 departments and three crown entities) have submitted work plans on how they intend to implement the NZ Disability Strategy, over the period 1 July 2003 to 30 June 2004. These plans are available in this section in Word format.
This is the third year under the New Zealand Disability Strategy that implementation plans have been required to be submitted. For 10 departments it is their third plan, 27 departments have submitted their second plan, and for one new department and the three Crown Entities this is their first submitted plan. As Crown Entities are not required to submit plans, this is a pleasing development.
This is the first set of plans for which the Office for Disability Issues has been responsible for co-ordinating. The Office has worked closely with government agencies to continue to build understanding of the New Zealand Disability Strategy. Agencies have been encouraged to focus on activity that will make a real difference in the lives of disabled people.
Key points from the work plans
- An increased focus on policy and service delivery outcomes. This is particularly evident in plans by agencies with greater experience in implementing the New Zealand Disability Strategy.
- Continued development of agencies’ internal operating policies. This is particularly evident in proactive recruitment and development of disabled staff within the state sector. Disability awareness training for all staff continues to be a key focus. For some agencies, where their policies and practices are well bedded into business as usual, this does not feature in implementation plans to the same extent as those agencies that are beginning to develop this area. A number of agencies are establishing or further developing staff disability networks, to support disabled staff and staff with an interest in disability issues.
- Increased focus on access to information in hard copy, electronic format and on websites. This is an accepted area of ongoing development for all agencies, assisted by the e-government guidelines.
- Ongoing commitment to improved access to government services, buildings and facilities, including availability of car parks. This is an area where most agencies are making significant changes.
- Increased levels of activity to foster leadership by disabled people. More agencies are consulting with the disability community on their work and directly seeking to involve disabled people in policy development. This is particularly evident in agencies with a disability service delivery focus. While many of these activities are directed at consumer consultation processes, they include setting up disability-specific advisory committees and reference groups, and/or ensuring disabled people are represented on existing committees and groups.
- A significant increase in proposed research and other information gathering activity regarding disabled people and disability issues.
- Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry. of Word - 46kb
- Archives New Zealand. Word - 52kb
- Child, Youth and Family Services, Department of. Word - 83kb
- Conservation, Department of. Word - 42kb
- Corrections, Department of. Word - 61kb
- Courts, Department for. Word - 49kb
- Crown Law Office. Word - 65kb
- Culture and Heritage, Ministry for. Word - 53kb
- Defence, Ministry of. Word - 40kb
- Economic Development, Ministry of. Word - 51kb
- Education Review Office. Word - 42kb
- Education, Ministry of. Word - 80kb
- Environment, Ministry for the. Word - 46kb
- Fisheries, Ministry of. Word - 58kb
- Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ministry of. Word - 47kb
- Government Communications Security Bureau. Word - 45kb
- Health, Ministry of. Word - 132kb
- Housing, Ministry of. Word - 34kb
- Inland Revenue Department. Word - 51kb
- Internal Affairs, Department of. Word - 128kb
- Justice, Ministry of. Word - 62kb
- Labour, Department of. Word - 74kb
- Land Information New Zealand. Word - 51kb
- National Library of New Zealand. Word - 51kb
- New Zealand Customs Service. Word - 64kb
- New Zealand Police. Word - 62kb
- Pacific Island Affairs, Ministry of. Word - 51kb
- Prime Minister and Cabinet, Department of. Word - 44kb
- Research, Science and Technology, Ministry of. Word - 54kb
- Social Development, Ministry of. Word - 126kb
- State Services Commission. Word - 94kb
- Statistics New Zealand. Word - 43kb
- Te Puni Kokiri. Word - 44kb
- The Treasury. Word - 48kb
- Transport, Ministry of. Word - 50kb
- Women's Affairs, Ministry of. Word - 40kb
- Youth Affairs, Ministry of. Word - 48kb