Saturday, 20 February 2016

Are We Really a Fully Inclusive Society

With all the media attention around the immigration act in New Zealand and disabled individuals being discriminated against in the act.

It appears that only certain cases are brought to the media attention, usually those that are well known.

Are we really a inclusive society when our government purposely discriminates against disabled immigrants?

Then we have Australian born children to New Zealand parents, where there parents pay the NDIS levy fee, but yet their very own children born in Australia are unable to access any of it, or other support until they turn 10 years old. Yet Australians immigrating to New Zealand get the full funded public services including disability support as soon as they immigrate to New Zealand as long as they provide prove they will live here for 2 years or more.

Are our immigration laws in both countries fair and do not discriminate on the grounds of disability?

They say disabled people will cost the government money, but do they not see the value and contributions of disabled people?

Are disabled people really citizens of their countries?

The truth is even in todays age, disabled people are treated as second class citizens.

Every time we deny a disabled individual from being a citizen in any country, we are sending a clear message that we are still not ready for a fully inclusive society, where the disability is always seen, and not the ability that individual has to contribute to society.

Its time to rattle and shake governments all over the world.

we are human beings as well, we deserve to immigrate to countries just like non-disabled people.

New Zealand and Australia are both signatures to the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - we must keep them accountable to their actions.

I have been called all sorts of names since speaking up for children with disabilities born to NZ parents in Australia.

According to someone who surely doesn't understand the UNCRPD.
I'm a:

A: diminished mind
B: im unequal because i have a disability.
C: I contribute less so I'm unequal. 

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