Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Disability Strategy Work Continues - Dalziel

1 November 2000

Disability Strategy Work Continues - Lianne Dalziel

The Government's commitment to developing a Disability Strategy will continue unabated Cabinet Minister Lianne Dalziel said today.

Lianne Dalziel has been appointed Minister for Disability Issues following Ruth Dyson's resignation of her portfolios.

"The Disability Strategy has been a key plank of this government and Ruth Dyson has acted as the catalyst for the first real recognition, people from the disability sectors have received in New Zealand's history. I am determined to carry on the good work that Ruth has started," Lianne Dalziel said.

"I am fortunate to have worked closely with Ruth on issues of special education and health of older people, both of which relate to the Disability Strategy. I will continue to have a close working relationship with Ruth who remains committed to ensuring the Disability Strategy is developed through to its implementation.

"Developing this Strategy is a priority for this government in terms of ensuring the availability of disability services and removing barriers that prevent people from leading full lives.

"The messages that have come out of the meetings on this Strategy so far have centred around identifying barriers, particularly in public attitude toward disability, and better coordination of government services for people with disabilities and their families.

"We will continue working closely with various agencies as we now look to analyse over 200 submissions on the Strategy, consider the ideas, and finally implement a blueprint for all government departments in terms of how they address disability issues.

"The reference group for the Disability Strategy will continue to have an important role in working with officials, the disability sector and government."

Lianne Dalziel will receive her first briefing from the Ministry of Health's Disability Support Services officials, today.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Werewolf: What Does Winston Peters Want His Legacy To Be?

A lot of people in New Zealand seem to resent Winston Peters and the power that he appears to have. “Appears” being the operative word. In reality, Peters will have power only up to the point that he uses it.

By next week, he’ll have become just another junior player in an MMP governing arrangement, battling to hold onto the gains he was promised. More>>

 

Rising Toll: Road Safety Needs To Be A Higher Priority

Official advice released to the Green Party under the Official Information Act shows that the previous National Government dismissed an option to make road safety its most important transport priority after being told the road toll was rising. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>

ALSO:

Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>

ALSO:

Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>

ALSO:

Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election