11 Sep 2018

Treasury funding advice: "discriminatory"

From Nine To Noon, 9:14 am on 11 September 2018
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Photo: John Gerritsen

 Advocates for children with disabilities are denouncing Treasury advice as discriminatory, resulting in insufficient funding for desperately needed teacher aides, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and psychologists.

Primary teacher's union  NZEI, and IHC, are levelling the criticism at Treasury advice provided to the government  as part as Budget 2018,  which they say would leave leave thousands of children with challenging learning and behavioural difficulties sidelined on waiting lists for longer, without the help they need.  

Kathryn Ryan speaks with IHC Director of Advocacy Trish Grant and NZEI Te Riu Roa President Lynda Stuart.