We are the focal point in government on disability issues. We are working toward a vision of New Zealand being a non-disabling society - a place where disabled people have an equal opportunity to achieve their goals and aspirations.
The Minister of Disability Issues has proactively released three documents detailing an Oral Cabinet Item: Promoting the Effective Engagement of Disabled People in Policy Development and Service Design..
In December 2018, Cabinet's Social Wellbeing Committee considered the paper 'Supporting a Bid to Host the World Federation of the Deaf Congress 2023'. Read the Cabinet Committee paper and minute on this page.
The service that allows people using New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) to phone others by using an interpreter will soon be available at weekends, Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Kris Faafoi and Disability Issues Minister Carmel Sepuloni announced on 8 April 2019.