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*Media Release* – NSW Labor Party to establish Trial Auslan Branch

*Media Release* – NSW Labor Party to establish Trial Auslan Branch

Deaf Australia congratulates NSW Labor Party (proposed by the Honourable Sophie Cotsis and seconded by Helen Westwood) for taking the initiative to promote inclusion of deaf people into the political party. The motion at the recent NSW Labor State Conference was carried to trial the establishment of an Auslan Branch to promote greater participation of […]

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Proposed revised ‘Assessing Fitness to Drive’ guidelines released

Proposed revised ‘Assessing Fitness to Drive’ guidelines released

The National Transport Commission (NTC) has released proposed revised Assessing Fitness to Drive guidelines as part of the current review of the medical standards. Deaf Australia (together with Deaf Victoria) has been instrumental in the drafting of the revised guidelines and encourages all members of the Deaf community to read and provide feedback to the Commission. The review of […]

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Aussie First: Deaf Friendly Mobile Phone Plans Available Now!

Many Deaf people have felt frustrated in the past because mobile phone plans always include a charge for voice calls, which deaf people don’t need or use. Deaf Australia and many members of the Deaf community have had to negotiate with telecommunications providers individually to get a tailored mobile plan that suits their needs. Sometimes […]

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In Memory of Karen McQuigg

In Memory of Karen McQuigg

Deaf Australia is saddened to learn about the passing of advocate, supporter and deaf community member Karen McQuigg. One of Karen’s strongest passions was captioning access. She was involved with the establishment of a cinema access working group that advocated for captioning access in cinemas throughout Australia, and also had a role in advocating regarding […]

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