Kōrero: Parliament

Sign language at select committee

Sign language at select committee

A sign-language expert interprets for Louise Agnew (left) as Garth McVicar (centre) of the Sensible Sentencing Trust speaks before Parliament's law and order select committee in 2009. McVicar, accompanied by crime victims Agnew, Tai Hobson and Susan Crouch, was making a submission to the select committee on the Sentencing and Parole Reform Bill. Interest groups and the public are able to make submissions on bills during the select-committee stage after the first reading. Sign language is one of New Zealand's official languages and is used in parliamentary proceedings as required.

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New Zealand Herald
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Photograph by Mark Mitchell

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John E. Martin, 'Parliament - Legislating', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/33683/sign-language-at-select-committee (accessed 16 July 2024)

He kōrero nā John E. Martin, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Feb 2015