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Archive for September, 2017

To our future New Zealand Government

Ruth Jones (Chairperson for, Earthquake Disability Leadership Group or EDLG) has written an opinion piece asking the ‘future government of NZ ‘ what they will do to ensure accessibility is achieved in the regeneration of Canterbury. I am a business owner and employer, I am involved in several charities, I volunteer in my community, I am Ngāti ...

2017 Election Party Responses- The Conservative Party

20/9/17 · Posted in 2017 Elections

We asked the main political parties questions about disability issues. Here is the Conservative Party’s response. Employment, poverty and higher costs – our questions What would your party do to tackle barriers to employment for disabled people? How will your party ensure disabled people can access the same range of employment opportunities as non-disabled people? How will ...

Time for a new access law

19/9/17 · Posted in 2017 Elections

Nick Svensen, our Policy Analyst, is back to let us know about an exciting campaign to get a new access law. If you haven’t yet heard, accessibility legislation ensuring national standards of accessibility is currently being advocated for by the Access Alliance, of which CCS Disability Action is a member. The proposed Accessibility for New Zealanders ...

Politics’ straight from the horse’s mouth!

Nick Svensen, our Policy Analyst, shares his summary on the different political party policies in the lead up to the upcoming election. After encouraging people to self-research parties and policies in my last blog DIY Politics, ironically here I am trying to be the very middleman I warned against trusting! The message of it being better ...