Read the full release by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Associate Minister of Health Julie Anne Genter announcing that parents and partners of disabled people with high or very high support needs will be paid for caring for their family members, as the Government acts to restore fairness and dignity. The change takes effect from 2020.
The Government has agreed a set of principles to guide how the Crown will respond to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-based Institutions (the Royal Commission) and engage with the survivors of historical abuse.
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.
Read the April edition of the ODI Newsletter, with updates about Expressions of Interest for the Nominations Database, the Government's Report to the UNCRPD's list of 100 issues, updating the Disability Action Plan and more.