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  • Update for 07/10/2014     07 October 2014

    Just a quick message to say once again, thank you for all of your wonderful support during the lead up to the UN CRPD presentation in Geneva on the 15-16th September. Without your input we could not have achieved what we did. By now you will have hopefully seen the presentations that are available on our website (both in written format and video). I do hope you have managed to view those. You will have also seen the NZ government's response to the particular questions posed by the committee. What these showed was that the government has a way to go before realising that the issues we raised are significant when the ACC scheme is measured against the UNCRPD. The Concluding observations of the committee (which can downloaded here http://acclaimotago.org/un/ ) do everything we need them to, and are worded according to the Committee's limited knowledge and best intentions. Specifically the United Nations has recommended that the New Zealand Government examine ACCfs processes for assessing compensation and has asked the Government to ensure the system has a human rights focus. The Committee also made recommendations about the proposals to remove access to the District Court and replace it with a Tribunal, and educating judges about the rights of persons with disabilities From a personal perspective the experience of attending and speaking at the United Nations was exciting and terrifying at the same time. It was exciting to know that we would have the opportunity to put our perspective in front of the committee and terrifying to think that I might get it wrong! :) The support received from both Warren Forster and Tom Barraclough was invaluable as I knew they truly had my back and together we were an awesome team. We also have our partners to thank for making sure everything else went smoothly - like making sure we ate, had clean clothes and took the videos and photos necessary to provide to you all. Many thanks go to Greg, Eva and Georgie for being there for us. So, where to from here? As you may know there are new ministers in all the relevant portfolios. Nicki Kaye is the new ACC Minister, Amy Adams is Minister of Justice and Nicky Wagner is the new Minister for Disability Issues. Our next step will be to engage with these ministers and their various staff to ensure that they comply with the UN recommendations. It is not over.................in fact we are about to start again in a way that has come about because of your input, support and encouragement. Thank you all so much! Kia kaha, Denise Powell

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  • Update for 04/08/2014     04 August 2014

    Acclaim Otago's Shadow Report to the UNCRPD committee can now be found on our website http://acclaimotago.org/un/ Very proud moment for all of us and a HUGE thank you to all our supporters who helped make this possible by supporting us emotionally, physically and/or financially. You guys ROCK! and don't forget we are still raising funds on give a little to cover all those costs involved in getting to this historic occasion. The give a little link is also on our webpage. Photo: Acclaim Otago's Shadow Report to the UNCRPD committee can now be found on our website http://acclaimotago.org/un/ Very proud moment for all of us and a HUGE thank you to all our supporters who helped make this possible by supporting us emotionally, physically and/or financially. You guys ROCK! and don't forget we are still raising funds on give a little to cover all those costs involved in getting to this historic occasion. The give a little link is also on our webpage.

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  • Update for 24/07/2014     24 July 2014

    Wohooooo we are in the final stages of the Shadow report and it will be submitted to the United Nations CRPD committee later today. It will become available within the next week on Acclaim's website and the UN CRPD website. We want to thank all of you who have donated to our cause and want you to know that this WILL make a difference. Also want to thank all of you who filled in our survey. To date there have been 612 'voices' heard. The data has been analysed and added to the shadow report. We are also compiling a survey data report which will be available on our website probably about mid August. Thanks again, Denise :)

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  • Update for 17/05/2014     17 May 2014

    Still ticking along - we have now raised $1230 through Give a Little which is fantastic!! Thanks to those who have donated already. We really do appreciate it. Keep an eye out for the survey link which will be coming soon.

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  • Update for 10/05/2014     10 May 2014

    Just a little update to let you know what is going on behind the scenes. We are currently working on an online survey which will capture people's experiences on the ""Access to Justice"" issue that Acclaim Otago is taking to the UN in September. Our plan is that this survey will be available from hopefully the 26th May for 2 weeks. We will then analyse the data and include that in our shadow report to the UN. We will of course send a link out for the survey so you can have your voice heard in Geneva so please let us know if you would like to be on our mailing list. We would also really appreciate you circulating the link to your networks once it is available so we can reach as many people as possible. In the meantime our fundraising is ticking along - we have raised $875 via Give a Little so far. Our goal is $5000 which will help defray expenses of the flights for Warren and Denise and accommodation while in Geneva acclaimotago@gmail.com or www.acclaimotago.org

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  • Update for 25/04/2014     25 April 2014

    All media items can be found on our facebook page - keep updated with our progress there :)

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