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    Appointment of Chief Executive for Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People

    Deputy Public Service Commissioner Ms Helene Quilter QSO has today announced the appointment of Ms Paula Tesoriero MNZM to the position of Chief Executive, Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People. Whaikaha is a new departmental agency, established on 1 July 2022.

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    Call for urgent action

    Call for action as new data confirm high rates of violence against disabled people.

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  • Listen to disabled people

    'Listen to Disabled People': Minister Carmel Sepuloni to new Disability Issues Minister Poto Williams

    Minister for Disability Issues Poto Williams speaks about the future of the new ministry.

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  • COVID

    Face Mask Exemption

    COVID-19: Advice for people who have difficulties wearing a face mask

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    Accessibility for New Zealanders Bill

    New Zealand does not meet its binding legal obligations for disability accessibility under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).

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    Disabled people dying, 'silenced' by support services - family violence report

    It's a human rights failure, according to the Disability Rights Commissioner.

    Disabled people are dying because health services are being the 'gatekeeper' to accessing community-based support services, a new report on family violence deaths in Aotearoa says.

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