26 Jun 2009

Sign language tuition funding secure - minister

5:07 pm on 26 June 2009

Tertiary Education Minister Anne Tolley is insisting that sign language classes for adults will continue to be funded.

In the Budget in May, the Government cut funding for adult education courses run by a variety of educators by $54 million.

The Labour Party says slashing that funding will, among other things, have a devastating impact on the ability of people to learn sign language in community classes.

However, Mrs Tolley says funding will continue because sign language fits within the Government's adult community education criteria.