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VALE – Jan Branson

VALE – Jan Branson

Deaf Australia wish acknowledge the contribution from Dr Jan Branson who recently passed away after long battle with her health. Dr. Jan Branson (and Emeritus Professor Des Power AM who passed away few years ago) were instrumental member of the Australian Association of the Deaf’s (now known as Deaf Australia) Auslan Advisory Board (AUSLAB) whose […]

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Deaf Australia in 2017

Deaf Australia wish to share with you our ‘end of year’ report with highlights. Most of you may be aware that Deaf Australia has been operating at a very minimal capacity in the last couple of years. Much of the time in 2017 has been focusing on reviewing the organisation’s capacity and to undertake strategies […]

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**Media Release** International Day of Sign Language formally adopted by UN and announcement of National Week of Deaf People 2018

Deaf Australia wishes to congratulate the United Nations in adopting the resolution for the International Day of Sign Languages today at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly. International Day of Sign Languages will be held on 23 September annually. The World Federation of the Deaf, which Deaf Australia is a National Member, have sought support […]

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Bridging the Gap with Andy Dexterity

(Auslan Video included) Deaf Australia wants to reassure the deaf community about Andy Dexterity’s intention as an Ambassador for Deaf Australia. We acknowledge deaf members’ views and opinions and wish to clarify for Deaf Australians our partnership with Andy Dexterity. Deaf Australia has always believed that the Australian community could do more to promote inclusion […]

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*Media Release* National deaf and disability peak bodies dissatisfied with Turnbull government announcement on the National Relay Service

*Media Release* National deaf and disability peak bodies dissatisfied with Turnbull government announcement on the National Relay Service

On 23 June 2017, the Government announced its commitment to ensure the sustainability of the National Relay Service (NRS). The National Relay Service is an essential service for deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, and speech impaired citizens. It provides near equivalent communication services for those who  cannot use standard telephone services. The commitment to the […]

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