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New Zealand: Airline refuses to fly paralympic athletes

Posted 15/04-11 at 16.26

In May of last year Paralympics New Zealand was told only two out of a team of eight of its athletes were allowed on board a Jetstar-operated Qantas flight from Darwin, regardless of whether they needed assistance or not. This came two days after ...

New Zealand: Independent living options must be made available

Posted 21/02-11 at 23.21

Ross Brereton, CEO of Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA), the umbrella body for New Zealand DPOs, has reminded the government of their duties under Article 19 (right to independent living) of the CRPD. He says that there is a long way to go before d ...

New Zealand: National Government are ‘declaring war on disabled people’ - Alliance Party

Posted 15/08-10 at 15.16

Alliance Party disability spokesperson, Chris Ford says the National Government is intending to make life more difficult for disabled people. This will involve forcing people to disclose their impairments, to defend their benefits entitlement and ...

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