The Minister Responsible for the Law Commission, Hon Andrew Little, has requested that the Commission commence work on a range of projects, including a review of laws related to adults with impaired decision-making capacity in the 2019/20 year. Read the full press release of 19 July 2019.
The NZSL Board has announced that contestable Funding Round Five of the NZSL Fund will close on 14 February 2019. Please apply, even if you haven't provided an advance summary of your application. There is approximately $400,000 funding available.
New Board members have been appointed to support the promotion and maintenance of NZSL
The NZSL Board Senior Advisor position in the Office for Disability Issues is being advertised and we welcome applications from those who have the experience, skills, knowledge and attributes to successfully undertake the role. Read more on this page.
The ODI is asking for you to share your views about the work it does, by completing its Stakeholder Survey 2019.
Budget 2019 is investing $548.702 million for initiatives that directly affect disabled people. The funding is being delivered through a range of portfolios.
The Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern has spotlighted international news site the Daily Moth, sharing news about NZSL week and the use of Sign Language in New Zealand.
In December 2018, Cabinet's Social Wellbeing Committee considered the paper 'Supporting a Bid to Host the World Federation of the Deaf Congress 2023'. Read the Cabinet Committee paper and minute on this page.
The New Zealand Sign Language Board has commissioned CreateNZSL to lead work on the important NZSL Level Two Project. The project is expected to be delivered by late 2020.
The ODI wants to hear from suitably experienced disabled people who want to be considered for nomination to positions on State sector boards and committees.