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Access: The Problem with the Greens’ Disability Policy – A Description

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  • Sacha, in reply to Marc C,

    NONE of them have made clear commitments that I have asked for

    Just because a party does not write something in detail into its policy platform before an election doesn't mean they won't do something about it once elected. Getting back in touch once they're in office is a good idea.

    Disabled people and our supporters need to be able to deliver a smart coherent campaign before we can leverage public support like some other movements do before elections. Sadly we do not seem ready for that option yet, despite our numbers.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19686 posts Report Reply

  • Rosemary McDonald, in reply to Sacha,

    need to be able to deliver a smart coherent campaign before we can leverage public support

    It used to be that the 'average' Kiwi had little to do with disability in its many and varied forms.

    But it seems these days just about every person we speak to on our travels has, has a family member with, or has a friend whoes kid has, a disability.

    The inequities between ACC and MOH are known, and the poor supports for kids on the Autisitc Sectrum in education are a constant topic of conversation.

    As you say Sacha...clear and coherent messages about what it would take to lessen the disabling effects of impairment are needed....but I believe that not a lot of 'leverage' will be required to get mainstream NZ on side.

    Waikato, or on the road • Since Apr 2014 • 1344 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Rosemary McDonald,

    It requires political smarts and leadership, not just messages. We lack those so far.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19686 posts Report Reply

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