In 2017, Deaf Action filed a complaint with the Human Rights Commission over the lack of NZSL access to TV1 ‘items of national interest’ – General Election debates, News, Civil Defence news.

The negotiations have been obstructed by third parties trying to prevent this means of access from happening.

As a result, a case filed with the Office of Human Rights Proceedings is due to be heard by the Human Rights Tribunal early 2021.