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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.

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Deaf Australia Activities for November and December 2013

Deaf Australia Activities for November and December 2013

Christmas is almost upon us. It has been an amazing year and next year will bring many changes.

Thank you very much to all our members, supporters and friends for their support throughout 2013, it’s been great to work with you. We wish you all a safe and happy holiday season and we look forward to working with you again in 2014.

Read more about what we’ve been up to during November and December.

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