Cabinet has approved a work programme to thoroughly explore how we can achieve full accessiblity for disabled people and all New Zealanders, Minister for Disability Issues Carmel Sepuloni says.
Hon Carmel Sepuloni
Minister for Disability Issues Carmel Sepuloni has announced a new guide on accessible information on the United Nations’ international day for celebrating disabled people.
Minister for Social Development, Carmel Sepuloni, is pleased to announce that from tomorrow, people on the Disability Allowance, Child Disability Allowance or the Supported Living Payment are able to have assessments completed by nurse practitioners.
The Government is investing $15.379 million from Budget 2018 so that family violence service providers can work with whānau and families to break intergenerational cycles of abuse through post-crisis support, says Minister of Social Development Carmel Sepuloni.
Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni welcomes the passing of a Bill which will improve access to New Zealand Superannuation or Veteran’s Pension for those looking to retire to the Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau from New Zealand.
The Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme cap will increase by 1,750 to 12,850, providing much-needed labour for the horticulture and viticulture industries in New Zealand, say Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni and Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.
The immense talent in the Pasifika arts sector was celebrated tonight at the annual Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards, held at Parliament.
The Government is developing a new Action Plan that will provide better support for over 430,000 New Zealanders who care for friends or family because of a health condition, injury or disability, Minister of Social Development Carmel Sepuloni announced today.
A new disability support system prototype starts today in the MidCentral DHB region, offering disabled people and whānau more flexibility and options, announced Minister for Disability Issues Carmel Sepuloni and Acting Associate Minister of Health James Shaw.
For the first time, chief executives from across the public service will be taking collective responsibility to end family and sexual violence in New Zealand.
The Welfare Expert Advisory Group will be undertaking a six week consultation on the future of the welfare system from September 27th.
Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni is pleased to announce that the Social Security Legislation Rewrite Bill has had its third reading and will soon become law.
New research shows that about half of all of the people who left the benefit system following the 2012/2013 welfare reforms were back on the benefit within 18 months highlighting the need for investment in the regions, higher education, and apprenticeship programs to keep people in work.
ACC Minister Iain Lees-Galloway and Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni will be spending Wednesday September 5 in wheelchairs to promote World Spinal Cord Injury Day and raise awareness of pressure injuries in New Zealand.
An innovative Rotorua-based training programme finding work in the hospitality sector for local people from disadvantaged backgrounds is to be expanded to Christchurch.
Minister for Disability Issues Carmel Sepuloni welcomes the release of the Labour market statistics (disability): June 2018 quarter.
A service is being piloted to reduce the trauma experienced by sexual violence survivors going through the criminal justice system, says Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni.