Mental and Physical Disabilities

SPENCER JONES made this Official Information request to New Zealand Defence Force

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Dear New Zealand Defence Force,

I am writing to request all information to which I am entitled under section 12 of the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) (The Act).

Please detail the number of NZDF personnel (uniformed and civilian) between 2011 and 2018 (separately by year and Mil/Civ employees).

A. How many NZDF employees have a mental disability?

B. How many NZDF employees have a physical disability?

C. How many claims of disability discrimination have been made against NZDF?

D. How many claims of employment discrimination have been made against NZDF?

E. How many claims of occupational stress have been made against NZDF?

F. What resources and support does NZDF have for disabled employees?

Also provide me with NZDF guidance regards disablement eligibility and entitlement. Plus, copies/links to all material/information which is associated with the above topics, including but not limited to, guides, pamphlets, manuals, policies and procedures.

Yours faithfully,


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Mr Rodgers left an annotation ()

I think Defence may find this hard to answer. What is a "disability"? Short sightedness? Asthma?

I know a young man who was dead keen to serve in the Army. But he had coleiac disease. He wouldn't been able to be deployed into a battlefield because of his gluten intolerance. Would turning him down be discriminatory?

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