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Court decision discriminates against deaf people

Court decision discriminates against deaf people

The deaf community is outraged by today’s Queensland Supreme Court ruling that deaf people are to be banned from sitting on a jury for criminal cases.

A recent ruling by Justice James Douglas has decided that deaf people are ineligible for jury service as Queensland currently has no legislation to cover interpreters in a jury room during deliberations.

Read the reaction from Deaf Australia.

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