Submission to the Education and Workforce Select Committee about Education and Training Amendment Bill (No 3)
May 8, 2023
IHC believes that the Bill when enacted has the potential to reduce many of the barriers currently experienced by disabled students.
Joint Submission of IHC and IDEA Services about the Law Commission’s Review of Adult Decision-Making Capacity Law Preliminary Issues Paper
March 14, 2023
IHC and IDEA Services say New Zealand must hasten its path to embedding effective and appropriate supported decision-making and ending historic substitute decision-making frameworks.
Submission to Parliamentary Social Services and Community Committee about the Accessibility for New Zealanders Bill
October 18, 2022
IHC provides a number of recommendations to strengthen the current Accessibility Bill.
Submission to High Needs Review
April 1, 2022
IHC says disabled students’ families, and the professionals who support them, are increasingly concerned about a lack of adequate support for disabled students to be at school, and for schools to do their best by them.
Submission on the Oversight of Oranga Tamariki System and Children and Young People’s Commission Bill
January 26, 2022
IHC says this Bill does not improve the lives of children and young people, and says it should instead focus on human rights based approach to protecting and caring for our most vulnerable citizens.
Submission to Stats NZ on 2023 New Zealand Disability Survey
October 27, 2021
IHC provides a number of recommendations to ensure the survey is robust and includes all people with an intellectual disability.
Submission to the Parliamentary Education and Workforce Committee’s inquiry into school attendance
September 28, 2021
IHC says disabled students should not be disadvantaged and treated less favourably than their non-disabled peers in respect of their right to attend school.
Response to Guidelines on the Right to a Decent Home in Aotearoa
December 16, 2020
IHC says intellectually disabled people first and foremost need to be able to choose where and with whom they live.
Submission to Stats NZ on 2023 Census
November 25, 2020
IHC is critical of the use of the Washington Group Short Set (WGSS) questions as they are far less likely to accurately identify people with intellectual disability, learning disability or neuro-diversity.
Submission on New Zealand Public Health and Disability Amendment Bill
April 1, 2020
IHC unreservedly supports the Bill’s intent to ensure that family members who are currently excluded from being paid as care workers are eligible for payment.