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The rise and fall of the Child Disability Allowance

9/9/14 · Posted in CCS Disability Action, Children

Today, we take a look at the Child Disability Allowance. The Child Disability Allowance is an allowance of around $45 dollars a week paid to the caregivers of children and young people that require substantially more supervision and support than other children and young people. The number of children and young people receiving the Child Disability Allowances ...

2014 Election Green Party’s response

We have asked the main political parties questions about disability issues. Here is the Green Party’s response. We will post the responses as we get them. Question: What action will you take to address these barriers and lower unemployment amongst disabled people, especially for Maori and Pasifika as well as disabled women? The Green Party ...

2014 Election Māori Party’s response

We have asked the main political parties questions about disability issues. Here is the Māori Party’s response. We will post the responses as we get them. The Māori Party is committed to initiatives that increase self-determination in the disabled community. Our 2011 Manifesto details the areas the Māori  Party would like to progress including: establishing a national Māori  advocacy ...

2014 Election Mana Party’s response

We have asked the main political parties questions about disability issues. Here is the Mana Party’s response. We will post the responses as we get them. What action will you take to address these barriers and lower unemployment amongst disabled people, especially for Māori and Pasifika as well as disabled women? MANA has a number ...

Walking the line

There are lots of different organisations and individuals trying to influence government. To stand out from the clutter, you have to make strong forceful arguments. This can be risky in disability advocacy; however, you can easily end up painting a bleak picture with disabled people as passive victims, especially when advocating on vulnerability issues. We ...

If you tolerate this….

In previous research, disabled people have said that the biggest barrier to finding a job is not getting an interview. People thought this was due to them saying they had an impairment. Clint talked about this in his blog. A person in the research said: “Only interviews I have had are the ones where I ...

A Whole New Attitude

Aucklander Ezekiel Robson juggles a number of roles and responsibilities. He’s the Auckland Coordinator for Disabled Persons Assembly, a Be. Leadership Graduate, Auckland Programme Manager for the Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower Trust, Chairperson of Counties Manukau DHB’s Disability Advisory Group and much, much more! He explains why he’s put his name into the hat for the ...

The need to vote

Policy and Information leader, Jonathan Tautari talks about the importance of voting in local elections. There are many cynical views about democracy. Essentially democracy is a form of government in which all eligible citizens participate equally – either directly or through elected representatives – in the proposal, development, and creation of laws. Sometimes, even when ...

What’s happening to my dream!

Policy and Information leader, Jonathan Tautari is back to talk about disability, civil rights and dreams denied. Today marks 50 years since the historical March on Washington where Dr Martin Luther King gave his ““I Have a Dream” speech. The speech was a challenge to the politics of exclusion and segregation. A key part of ...