What we were doing in Auckland at one stage, frankly. And in other times and places throughout the history Hilary has been traversing. Just not really the whole country for some years now.
Hopefully that will come right eventually, though the DPOs seem to have committed to meekness for the time being. Ezekiel has illustrated the consequences of that pretty well. Interesting that the organisations getting quoted in media over the last couple of months have been the large service providers CCS and IHC again.
These pilots, with their obvious benefits, are put forward as if universal access to them is around the corner. It isn’t.
Yes, Enabling Good Lives is a classic of the genre.
Thank you. Until we sign up to the Optional Protocol, the UN Convention means very little to NZ politicians. Unless coherent, smart NZ disability activism makes them take notice.
it seems to be more about “campaigns” of awareness
Where though? They seem to be frittering their limited funds on propping up small-scale local community projects that would have got funds elsewhere previously.
quality of life, human value, happiness, merit, achievement, virtue, contribution, or potential
Robert Martin at the United Nations
First person from the world's intellectually-impaired communities to ever speak in that place. Another proud moment for New Zealand.
Significantly, the Office would have a governance group of consumers – disabled people and advocates.
Governance? Despite being called a 'Council' wasn't that just another *advisory* group with no decision-making or budget-setting authority?
why I find the Commission so fabulous they're probably brunette and have an opinion on the Oxford comma.
I love them already.
the Labour model of Charter plus the requirement that TVNZ deliver a dividend each year was a hopelessly contradictory state-of-affairs
Wonder what the TPP has to say about all this!
That's another whole level of putting the interests of (US) rights-holders over NZ citizens and customers. Do we trust Groser, Key and McCully not to drop to their knees at the slightest hint of a farming trade-off or golf game?