Archive for January, 2014

First Deaf person to take part in the jury process! **Auslan video added**

First Deaf person to take part in the jury process! **Auslan video added**

A Deaf woman from Perth has been the first Deaf person in Australia to take part in a jury selection process.

Drisana Levitzke-Gray was summoned for jury service in Western Australia in late 2013 and is the first Auslan user in Australia to be allowed to continue with this process and to have an Auslan interpreter during the proceedings, held on 14 January 2014.

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Position Vacant: Executive Officer

At our AGM last year, Karen Lloyd announced her retirement from her current position as Executive Officer of Deaf Australia.

The Board of Deaf Australia now needs a leader from the Deaf community to continue the strong legacy that Karen has built over the last 13 years, and to take the organisation forward into the exciting future – which will include a lot of opportunities for change under the National Disability Strategy and NDIS from the Federal government, and under the framework of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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