One In Five for Sunday 13 February 2011
Marking theInternational Day of Disabled People
Every year, Te Papa plays host to an event that marks the day in December set aside by the United Nations to acknowledge disabled people. While it's an opportunity to focus on disability rights issues, in 2010 there's more of an air of celebration. Dance, music and theatre accompany the launch of the Dance and Disability Strategy.
Any justice in proposed welfare reforms?
Welfare Justice Chair, Mike O'Brien hands over the group's report to members of the commissioning groups
The alternative, non-government think tank has responded to the Welfare Working Group's issues and options paper, with its own reports. They signal the intention of Welfare Justice to pursue a relentless focus on welfare. Against the backdrop of music and sausages sizzling, members of Welfare Justice explain their concerns about the future direction of benefit reform.
Welfare Justice member Wendi Wicks (seated on floor), during the rounds of consultation with members of the disability community