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Archive for February 2012


A first for NZ Politics when profoundly deaf MP Mojo Mathers gave her maiden speech to parliament. This has not been without controversy as arguments between the Green Party and Parliamentary Services occur over how much funding for extra assistance that MP Mathers should get to allow her to fully participate in Parliament. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/6424224/Mojo-Mathers-gives-maiden-speech


An article in the NZ Herald has highlighted the issues that some parents of disabled children are facing in getting their children accepted into schools. Many parents are now looking into what legal action they can take against schools that discriminate against their child on the basis of disability. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/education/news/article.cfm?c_id=35&objectid=10786481


The Government has returned to court, to appeal a decision made last year that would enable those who cared for severely disabled family members the right to be paid for doing so. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/6411853/Caring-for-these-kids-a-job-for-life



The last 12 moths have been pretty hectic with moving towns and settling the kids into their new school, plus all the new activities that they have decided to do. But I’m back and will begin posting again over the next few days : )

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