Governor-Gen. gives assent to Sign Language Bill
Governor-General gives assent to Sign Language Bill
10 April 2006
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Members of the deaf community surround the Governor-General Dame Silvia Cartwright after she gave assent to the New Zealand Sign Language Bill today. The legislation gives people the right to use and access New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) in legal proceedings, including in court. Pictured are (from left) David McKee, Victoria Manning, Bob Hillier (back), Governor-General Dame Silvia Cartwright, Kim Robinson (back), Lynette Pivac, Shona McGee, Disability Issues Minister Ruth Dyson and Peter Cartwright.