**MEDIA RELEASE ** ‘National Relay Service will deliver what Australia needs’ pledges minister.

**MEDIA RELEASE ** ‘National Relay Service will deliver what Australia needs’ pledges minister.

Minister for Communications and the Arts, in response to an Australian Sign Language video question on the ABC’s Q and A program last night, pledged that Australians who are deaf, deafblind, hearing and/or speech impaired will have the service they need when the Government implements the next National Relay Service (NRS) contract. The question, submitted […]

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**Media Release** Australian Government signs off tender for a substandard National Relay Service

Australia’s National Relay Service (NRS) has been one of the world’s best relay services since 1995 however, on 4 April 2018, the Australian Government released a Request for Tender (RFT) for the next NRS contract, a tender that will see the NRS slip from the world’s best to potentially the world’s worst relay service. Consumers […]

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Call for applications to join the Committee of Graphic Designers Responsible for Evaluating Deaf Flag Designs

Call for applications to join the Committee of Graphic Designers Responsible for Evaluating Deaf Flag Designs

The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) set up a “Deaf Flag Committee” at the General Assembly in 2015 (Istanbul, Turkey), composed of five members: France, Iran, Nepal, Russian Federation and Sweden. The Deaf Flag Committee is leading a process, which aims at selecting one or more Deaf Flag design proposals for the WFD General […]

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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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