Budget 2019: $548.702 million for initiatives that directly affect disabled people
The Government is delivering a $548.702m investment in disability initiatives through the Government’s 2019 Well-Being Budget.
The funding includes:
- $6.48 million investment over four years into the work of the Office for Disability Issues
- funding to support the work of the Disabled Peoples Organisation’s (DPO) Coalition and
- funding for the New Zealand Sign Language Board and Strategy.
The disability sector benefits from strong advocacy within government through the Office for Disability Issues and the Disabled People’s Organisations (DPO) coalition advocacy on behalf of the disability community.
It means that the experiences and views of disabled people are heard in government and inform government policy and services.
This gives effect to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), and the progress of the Convention through the New Zealand Disability Strategy (2016-2026) and the under-development Disability Action Plan (2019-2022).
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