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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Get our Mojo working

A petition has been launched to support the deaf MP for the Greens being able to do her job:

Mojo Mathers, New Zealand's first Deaf MP, is being forced to use her own personnel allowance to pay for the live closed captioning of Question Time debates.

The situation - due to a stance by the Speaker - is deplorable and something needs to be done. However I have never been able to understand why the Hansard reporters have not been able to have their real-time transcriptions available immediately. This would be of great help to all MPs and their staff and others. Now that a deaf MP is in the chamber perhaps they could make an effort. It seems like such a small thing that would be very useful. I would be surprised if it needed an extra staff member. It is something that should have happened ages ago.


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