*Media Release* Announcement of Marriage Equality Ballot results on Broadcast Television

Deaf Australia wishes to congratulate the Yes campaign for Marriage Equality for its successful campaign of the for the same-sex marriage survey. This is one of the most important and historic announcements to the members of the Australian communities, yet, Deaf Australia is expressing extreme disappointments with several broadcasters in failing to include Auslan interpreter […]

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Captioning on Broadcast Programs – an update.

Deaf Australia wishes to share with you an update on captioning of broadcast programs. The current legislation, “Broadcasting Services Act,” requires broadcasters to caption a targeted number of hours of free-to-air and subscription programs that are broadcasted through its network each day. It does not include internet programs. Within the Broadcasting Service Act, it has […]

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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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