NDIS Roll out in Victoria

NDIS Roll out in Victoria

From 1 July 2016, eligible people in Victoria will start entering the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) carefully managed and well supported way. NDIS is expected to be operating state-wide by July 2019, ultimately providing support to about 105,000 people with disability. Areas that will transition to the NDIS: July 2016 – June 2017 North […]

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NDIS Roll Out in NSW

NDIS Roll Out in NSW

From 1 July 2016, eligible people in New South Wales will start entering the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The NDIS is expected to be operating state-wide by July 2018, ultimately providing support to about 140,000 people with disability. From 1 July 2015, the NDIS stated in Nepean Blue Mountains area for children and young […]

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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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