Acting now for a violence-free future

December 2021 Violence and abuse of disabled people in Aotearoa New Zealand  Evidence and recommendations Foreword My role is to promote and protect the full and equal enjoyment of disabled people’s human rights. The government has Te Tiriti o Waitangi and human rights obligations to commit all available resources and …

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Accelerating Accessibility in New Zealand

Proposal   This paper seeks:  agreement to introduce a new framework that takes a progressive approach to identifying, preventing, and removing barriers to participation for disabled people, tängata whaikaha Mäori and others with accessibility needs; approval to issue drafting instructions for stand-alone enabling legislation to support New Zealand to progressively become …

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Disability System Transformation

Establishing a Ministry for Disabled People and national implementation of the Enabling Good Lives approach Proposal This paper seeks: Cabinet agreement to establish a Ministry for Disabled People, as a departmental agency hosted by the Ministry of Social Development, responsible for driving better outcomes for all disabled people, leading cross-government …

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Joint Venture: Family Violence and Sexual Violence – Have your say

Kōrero Mai National Strategy: Have your say Engagement begins The Government is partnering with Tangata Whenua and working with targeted communities to create a new National Strategy and Action Plans to eliminate family violence and sexual violence in Aotearoa New Zealand. From May 12, special community-led hui involving communities with lived experience of family …

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Mā Te Rongo Ake / Through Listening and Hearing

About this report Mā Te Rongo Ake (Through Listening and Hearing) is a report from the Initial Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission to the Minister of Health. The report assesses progress of the Government’s response to He Ara Oranga, the inquiry into mental health and addiction. The report also describes …

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