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Creativity needed to support new jobs

By Julian Wood


In the economic battle against COVID-19, there was hope we might all “be home for Christmas;” a hope that wage…

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Catching the tide for “the lockdown generation”

By Rowan Light


As the COVID-19 pandemic grinds on, we must attend to the needs of our young people, our taiohi. “Taiohi” in…

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Getting the story straight on jobs

By Kieran Madden


“Lies, damn lies, and statistics”—so the saying goes. Statistics New Zealand’s release of this June’s unemployment figures wasn’t a lie,…

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Back To Work – Paper Release

Back To Work – Paper Release


We’ve recently released Julian Wood’s paper Back To Work, at the release we have had coverage over various media outlets….

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Policy Paper | Back to Work

By Julian Wood


Nations around the world are expecting low or negative growth and higher unemployment rates as a result of fighting COVID-19….

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How ready are we for “shovel-ready” projects?

By Julian Wood


As the numbers of people made redundant as a result of COVID-19 rises there is ever increasing pressure on the…

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Danielle speaks on Mahi – The Disability Employment Podcast

Danielle speaks on Mahi – The Disability Employment Podcast


Danielle was invited to speak on the very first podcast of Mahi – The Disability Employment Podcast, hosted by Jonathan…

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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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