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Minister for Disability Issues lashes out in Parliament

In a remarkable afternoon in Parliament; the Minister for Disability Issues took aim at IDEA Services and labelled the provider irresponsible. Opposition Labour MP Poto Williams has accused Nicky Wagner of reacting in an appalling manner when asked about cuts

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Ministry of Health make further comment on ASD Support reductions

A senior media advisor at the Ministry of Health has provided further information on the recent cuts to services supporting people in the ASD community. According to the Ministry; an email sent by IDEA Services last week was confirmation that

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Minister denies claims of reduction in funding for IDEA Services

The Ministry of Health and the Minister for Disability Issues have both denied a reduction in funding for IDEA Services led to cuts of support programmes for people with Autism. Tony Atkinson, Disability Support Services Group Manager, rejected claims of

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Thousands on the Autism Spectrum have support cut

Members of the ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) community have been left reeling after news that IDEA Services will no longer provide support to families due to funding cuts by the Ministry of Health. Three popular and successful support programmes will

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Waikato University job cuts show no value of diversity

Waikato University will see 17 jobs go by the wayside in a decision that is consistent with the trend of financially profitable education institutions that don’t care much about the individuality of students. It is a case of news that

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Posted in Politics

The investment behind impending Disability Support overhaul

When you look at the numbers, Government are not injecting enough money into the impending disability support reforms to make it a big success.

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Sexual consent protests ignore the bigger problem

Recent protests and calls for consent to be a part of sex education is good to see, but a greater discussion about how young people make decisions in the first instance needs to be put on the table as well.

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Posted in Life Theory, Politics
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