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Save Disability Law


Save Disability Law

The Ministry of Justice is proposing to withdraw funding for direct specialist legal services for the disability community from June 2013.

This will mean that there will no longer be a community law centre specialising in the complex legal needs of disabled people. There will be no Auckland Disability Law.

Auckland Disability Law is calling for the Ministry of Justice to rethink this proposal.

We think there should be specialist disability law services available to disabled people throughout New Zealand, including Auckland Disability Law.


We Need Your Help

Key Things You Can Do:

Sign the Open Letter to Judith Collins, the Minister of Justice as an individual or on behalf of your organisation (attached and available on our Facebook page or by email from info@adl.org.nz). Email us to sign the letter and send your organisation's logo, or come to the launch Thursday 5 July:
Click here for Open_Letter_to_Judith_Collins_July_2012.pdf

Come to the Save Disability Law Campaign and Open Letter Launch
Show your support for Auckland Disability Law and send a message about how important access to direct disability legal services is for disabled people.
When: Thursday 5th July, 12pm-1pm
Where: Trades Hall, 147 Great North Road, Grey Lynn


Come to the “Save Disability Law” Community Hui
Send a message to the government that we are serious about saving disability law through the continued funding of Auckland Disability Law and extending specialist legal services nationally for disabled people.
When: Monday 30th July 2012, 1pm till 3pm
Where: Western Springs Garden Community Hall, 956 Great North Road
Invited speakers: Mojo Mathers, Sue Bradford, Clive Lansink


Other Things That You Can Do to Help

Write your own letter to Justice Minister Judith Collins
http://www.beehive.govt.nz/minister/judith-collins

Write to the newspapers, or put out your own press release
Contact us for further information

Follow us on Facebook
Search and click the ‘like’ button on the Auckland Disability Law Facebook page

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