Posts Tagged ‘Disability Rights’

Minimum wage exemptions see workers paid $2.17 per hour

Monday, December 5th, 2022
Minimum wage

Many disabled workers are being paid far less than minimum wage. Employers offer many reasons for this. AttainAble – $2.17 an hour Steve Drury is the general manager at AttainAble. It’s a social enterprise business that runs a factory and community programme. He says his business model wouldn’t be sustainable if he paid the minimum Read more

‘Euthanise at birth’ call offends disabled people

Thursday, August 11th, 2022
Disability Rights activist

Disability rights activists are frustrated that a person who wants disabled people euthanised at birth is to speak at a public event. Australian ethicist Dr Peter Singer​’s views are “harmful” to those with disabilities, the activists say. Singer​ is back in Auckland for a one-off event at Trusts Arena in Henderson on Saturday night. He Read more

End of life choice bill beyond repair – Start again

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
end of life choice

The Disability Rights Commissioner says the process of enacting The End of Life Choice Bill is clumsy, awkward and deeply complex. Paula Tesoriero thinks it continues to pose risks for New Zealanders, particularly the disabled. She is concerned that disabled Kiwis may see themselves as a burden. “If New Zealanders want this kind of scheme” the Read more