A Fair Go For Mojo – Peters

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First has offered to contribute funding towards the cost of electronic note-taking equipment for Green MP Mojo Mathers to enable her to take a full part in parliament without having to pay for it herself.Winston Peters
New Zealand First Leader

14 February 2012

A Fair Go For Mojo – Peters

New Zealand First has offered to contribute funding towards the cost of electronic note-taking equipment for Green MP Mojo Mathers to enable her to take a full part in parliament without having to pay for it herself.

This follows the refusal of the Speaker’s Office to allow special funding for the equipment needed by Ms Mathers who is New Zealand’s first profoundly deaf MP.

“It is unthinkable that the Parliamentary Service insists on a working environment free from discrimination on the basis of disability yet a deaf MP is refused funding to enable her to do her job.

“Other physical disabilities are recognised in the parliamentary environment and it is outrageous that deafness is not included’ said Mr Peters.

New Zealand First will pay a fair share towards the equipment from its Leader’s budget and expects other parties to do the same.

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