Accessibility Bill: March to Parliament and Petition

We would all like to see improved accessibility in Aotearoa-New Zealand and Access Matters is organising a petition and march to get this important work moving again.

At present, everyone seems to agree the current Accessibility Bill needs more work while some disabled people consider the previous version unworkable and think its best to start again from scratch. Access Matters, which advocated for the original Bill, and the responsible Minister acknowledge that a substantial rework is required.

Whether you choose to sign the petition or not, and/or whether you attend the march or not we think it’s important that you know about these activities, are well informed and have the opportunity to get involved if you want to.

Tell us what you think

If you choose to, we would like to hear your thoughts about the Bill and the upcoming march by email to your community advisor or add your comments to our Facebook post.

The march to Parliament

When: Thursday 7 March, 12pm – 3pm

Where: Departing from either Bunny Street or Midland Park, and arriving at Parliament at 1pm

Who: Supporters of strong accessibility legislation in Aotearoa New Zealand

Why: To encourage the Government to listen to disabled voices in their consultation process when reviewing the Accessibility for New Zealanders  

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