Oceania Representative Report – WASLI

February 25, 2019

This July, at the WASLI Conference in Paris my term as the Oceania regional representative will come to an end.  This is not a goodbye speech yet, but a heads up for what is to come.  The WASLI executive board, ASLIA and SLIANZ have discussed the position of the WASLI Oceania Regional Representative for the next term 2019-2023.  Previously the role has alternated between Australia and New Zealand as the only two countries in the region to have registered national interpreter associations.  The Sign Language Interpreters Association in Fiji is growing and almost at a stage of registration so based on the work we saw at the Oceania Conference our executive thinks it would be great to offer Fiji the regional representative role, with support from ASLIA and SLIANZ.  The Sign Language Interpreters Association of Fiji are currently working on finding a representative and we will let you all know once a candidate is chosen.

Registrations for the WASLI Conference in Paris are still open so it’s not too late to come.  Check out for more information.  If you are unable to come but would like to donate, there are interpreters from the islands who would really appreciate assistance with their travel costs. Talk to me if that’s something you would like to do. You can email me at: