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Social Development Ministry policy contradictions threaten employment for people with disabilities

Posted by Philip on 2 May 2014, 12:49 pm in , , , , , ,

@If you are concerned about this issue please copy, revise as necessary and email this letter to

Hon Paula Bennett
Parliament Buildings

Dear Minister

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Oops, awkward — Govt fails Deaf over family violence DVD

Posted by Philip on 11 September 2013, 11:10 am in , , , , , ,

The media release below highlights a significant gaff on Government's behalf, failing to connect the dots between its social teams and campaigns. What isn't mentioned is the  low profile Think Differently campaign, which aims "to encourage and support a fundamental shift in attitudes and behaviour towards disabled people," which seems out of the loop. There also exists a Domestic Violence and Disability working group, which also seems to have been overlooked in the process.

It will be interesting to see how this slip up is addressed. Easy mistake, but will there be an opportunity for a quick fix?

11 September 2013

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