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PLAIN’s sister organization, Clarity, announced its next conference venue: Wellington, New Zealand, November 3-5, 2016.

WriteLimited, the leading plain language consultancy in New Zealand, will host The Business of Clarity: A plain language conference for the law, business, and government.

Clarity2016 will be a great opportunity to catch up with everything that’s new in plain language and visit some of New Zealand’s stunning scenery.

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Recently, WriteMark New Zealand held its 2015 Plain English Awards and the winners were Castalia Strategic Advisors. The WriteMark New Zealand Plain English Awards are run by a not-for-profit trust with the aim of bringing plain English into the public eye in New Zealand.

In other news from down under, courts in New South Wales, Australia are rewriting their apprehended domestic violence orders in plain English “so defendants are in no doubt of their obligations,” said Attorney-General Gabrielle Upton.

Meanwhile, back in the U.S., The Center for Plain Language issued its annual report cards to evaluate how well federal agencies comply with the Plain Writing Act of 2010. Find out which agency did best in compliance and writing & information design.

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