2015 Annual Report

The Minister for Disability Issues’ 2015 annual progress report on implementation of the NZ Disability Strategy was published in December 2015.

Under the NZ Public Health and Disability Act 2000, section 8, the Minister for Disability Issues is required to report to Parliament by the end of each calendar year on progress in implementing the NZ Disability Strategy.

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Table of Contents

Minister's foreword


Section one: Key achievements in 2015

Implementation of the Disability Action Plan 2014-2018

Enabling Good Lives

New Zealand Sign Language

Government response to New Zealand’s first examination on the CRPD

Establishment of the Disability Data Evidence Working Group

Project 300

Section two: Progress against the Disability Action Plan 2014-2018

Increase employment and economic opportunities

Ensure personal safety

Transform the disability support system

Promote access in the community

Section three: Looking forward to 2016 and beyond

Appendix one: Governance arrangement for disability issues



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