Appointment of Chief Executive for Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled PeopleRead more
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.
Call for urgent actionRead more
Call for action as new data confirm high rates of violence against disabled people.
'Listen to Disabled People': Minister Carmel Sepuloni to new Disability Issues Minister Poto WilliamsRead more
Minister for Disability Issues Poto Williams speaks about the future of the new ministry.
Accessibility for New Zealanders BillRead more
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).
Face Mask ExemptionRead more
COVID-19: Advice for people who have difficulties wearing a face mask
Disabled people dying, 'silenced' by support services - family violence reportRead more
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.