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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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Overhaul of Disability Support Services envisioned by Government

A major overhaul of Disability Support Services (DSS) could be on the horizon in New Zealand.

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The Disability Confident employment strategy

A new strategy aimed at improving employment for people with disabilities is out, but does it work?

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MOE and Disability Groups not doing enough for Inclusive Education

A recent outcry from parents of disabled children has re-enforced the terrible reality that once school education concludes, the battle gets that much harder and that much more unfair. The Ministry of Education may claim to have the correct systems

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Posted in Disability, Life Theory

Ethical Brothels and Sex for Disabled People

The recent story about “ethical brothels” published by NZME has once again exposed an intolerable truth. New Zealand’s society still judges those who work in the sex industry and the consumers who’ve made it the “oldest profession in the book”.

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Ensuring that Support Workers are fully informed

A lot more could be done to keep support workers around New Zealand fully up to date with all the changes and notes of importance in a rapidly changing disability sector. The way people want their supports delivered is changing,

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Sex & Disability: The Sector’s “Complex” Topic

As I will state on social media when I post this blog; I want to reaffirm the message that I am writing this blog as myself, and not a representative of any organisation in the sports journalism field or the

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Posted in Disability, Politics
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