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Work = Wellbeing

By Danielle van Dalen


“Choose a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” This cliché was printed on a…

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Creating poverty-busting opportunites that work for people with disabilities

By Alex Penk


by Alex Penk and Danielle van Dalen This week there’s been a lot of coverage about employment opportunities for people…

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MEDIA RELEASE: Creating work opportunities for people with disabilities to get out of poverty

MEDIA RELEASE: Creating work opportunities for people with disabilities to get out of poverty


Thursday, 23 May In New Zealand people with disabilities earn just half of the average income of people without disabilities….

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Vocational surgery required

By Kieran Madden


Our vocational educational system is on life support— haemorrhaging badly in desperate need of surgery. Four of New Zealand’s sixteen…

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Learning Support funding should bridge to work

By Danielle van Dalen


School can be difficult for everyone, but for students with disabilities the difficulties are generally heightened. The Prime Minister acknowledged…

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Acknowledging Ability

By Danielle van Dalen


When we talk about poverty, we rarely consider people with disabilities as a group who are particularly at risk. But…

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Discussion Paper: Acknowledging Ability

By Danielle van Dalen


 People who are living with a disability are vastly overrepresented in New Zealand’s poverty figures, and 74 percent of those…

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Creating opportunities to contribute

By Danielle van Dalen


Last week New Zealander Robert Martin took up his position in Geneva as Spokesperson for Disabled People on the United…

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Our insecure future of work

By Kieran Madden


Many pinned Trump’s election and the Brexit vote as being fueled by people’s fear of losing their way of life….

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Valuing access to work

By Danielle van Dalen


Unemployment is costly. It costs the unemployed person and it costs society. For plenty of people with disabilities this cost…

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Welfare to work?

By Kieran Madden


Just where do people go when they move off a benefit? It’s a serious question that demands an answer. Why?…

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Removing the barriers

By Danielle van Dalen


I was 12 when my grandfather lost his eye and was declared officially blind. In the following months and years…

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The true cost of getting “Ready for Work”

By Julian Wood


Labour’s “Ready For Work” policy is a great idea. Unveiled at the party’s conference, the plan offers on the job…

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Stretching the potential of flexible work

By Danielle van Dalen


“All we really want is a little control – and to make that 6 o’clock yoga class once in a…

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Productive thinking

By Julian Wood


Everybody wants New Zealand to be a great place to work and live. High wages, high growth, high productivity, low…

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Making work pay in the UK

Making work pay in the UK

By Kieran Madden


The freshly-elected UK Conservative Government unveiled their first budget last week. Pointedly reminding those in the House of the sluggish…

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The minimum wage web

The minimum wage web

By Jane Silloway Smith


At one point in my early school years, my science teacher totally upended my views on nature. Up to that…

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What is a Living Wage?

What is a Living Wage?


The campaign for a living wage has once again come to the fore as a result of the on-going contest…

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The hope of welfare reforms

The hope of welfare reforms


Several years ago, when my cousins were little, the day care centre where my aunt worked cut its staff size…

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