Parliamentary Submissions

NZSTA members alongside the NZSTA Board and Expert Advisers regularly advocate for people with communication and swallowing difficulties internationally and at a national level.

 Recent Parliamentary Submissions include:

  •  2018  Ministry of Education Draft Action Plan
  • Public Consultation on Telecommunications Relay Service
  • A Tamariki 
  • System Health Quality & Safety Commission (HQSC) and Nutrition Technical Advisory Group submissions regarding IDDSI implementation at national policy level
  • 2017 Have Your Say – Strengthening independent oversight of the Oranga Tamariki System of  children’s issues in NZ: a consultation document
  • Medicine physicians delivering integrated care in the community 
  • ESD for stroke ubli Consultation on Telecommunications Relay Services Public Consultation on Telecommunications Relay Services 
  • 2016  A good start in life: Develop policy options to improve government supports for parents, family and whānau of disabled children aged 0-6 years
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Action Plan
  • Captioning in New Zealand
  • 2017 Clinical Network for Paediatric Tube Feeding “Readiness Tool” for use in infants and children who are being tube fed” 
  • RACP Consultation on AFRM Draft Policy Paper: Rehabilitation medicine physicians delivering integrated care in the community for stroke
  • 2015 Parliamentary Inquiry into the identification and support for students with the significant challenges of dyslexia, dyspraxia, and autism spectrum disorders in primary and secondary schools