According to The Guardian, the opposition fears that such a law will create bureaucracy.
The British newspaper writes that the so-called law in ordinary language must ensure that the text of official wool disappears from government documents. That is “all the rights of New Zealanders”, according to MP Rachel Boyack, who proposed the law. “They have to be able to understand what the government expects of them,” Boyack said.
Supporters of the law say there is much room for improvement in government communications, which “often deal with the most intimate and important parts of a person’s life,” such as immigration documents, divorce papers or benefits information.
A large part of the opposition against the bill believes that it creates more bureaucracy, because civil servants must control the language use of their colleagues.
The controversial bill has not yet been voted on.