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NZ government urged to correct a ‘decade of neglect’ in disability services

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Around 15,000 people in New Zealand are missing out on disability support because of a major funding crisis, new research shows.

The New Zealand Disability Support Network (NZDSN) is calling on the NZ government to deliver a substantial boost to disability services in the 2020 budget after its report uncovered a $574 million funding shortfall.

NZDSN chief executive Dr Garth Bennie said it was high time the government delivered on its promise to put wellbeing at the heart of all its decision making.

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Source:
Luke Michael, 2019, Probono Australia (https://probonoaustralia.com.au)

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