Language Planning Priority - Status

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The purpose of status planning is to develop a positive environment for the use of NZSL, including by:

  • determining what rights are given to NZSL users through legislation, policy and practice and the position of NZSL in society
  • enhancing how NZSL is viewed and used.

What success will look like in five years’ time

  • Central and local government and Crown entities are implementing the principles of the NZSL Act 2006, particularly in the priority areas of education, social and employment services, health, justice and emergency services
  •  A positive environment, including legislation, policy and practice, support the use of NZSL.



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