Submission to the Health and Disability System Review

Read about Women’s Health Action’s feedback to the Health and Disability System Review

Submission to the Health and Disability System Review – May 2019

Submission on the Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry

Earlier in 2018, the Government launched an inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction in Aotearoa, New Zealand. The purpose was to identify unmet needs and develop recommendations for a better mental health and addiction system in our country. Women’s Health Action wrote a submission.

Submission for Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry – 5 June 2018

Submission to the Welfare Expert Advisory Group

As Women’s Health Action holds a strong interest in social welfare as a fundamental part of state service provision to ensure people’s health and well-being when they cannot participate in paid work due to caring responsibilities, being unable to find appropriate work, and for those who are unable work due to sickness and disability, we were pleased to contribute our views on New Zealand’s Welfare System.

Submission to the Welfare Expert Advisory Group

Submission on the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy

The first Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy is set to be published in 2019. The Strategy aims to set the direction for how to improve the wellbeing of children and young people in New Zealand. Women’s Health Action were given the opportunity to speak to the development of the policy and we also chose to make a formal submission on the proposal thus far. To find out more about the strategy and its development, click here

Submission on the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy

Submission on the Abortion Legislation Bill 2019

Women’s Health Action greatly welcomed the opportunity to provide a written submission on the Abortion Legislation Bill. We consider the introduction of this Bill to be a watershed moment in sexual and reproductive health rights and justice in Aotearoa New Zealand. We commend the current government for introducing this Bill and demonstrating its commitment to health rights and equity for New Zealand women. This submission provides an introduction and background on our organisation, an overview of our key points, and a discussion on why we support the Law Commission’s Model A and do not support the 20-week statutory test.

Abortion Legislation Bill Submission September 2019