Today, the High Court of Australia handed down its decision favoring the State of Queensland in discriminating against Ms Lyons. Ms Lyons alleges that she has been discriminated against by the State of Queensland when it refused to provide her with an Auslan (Australian Sign Language) interpreter so that she can perform her civic duties […]Continue Reading →
With Auslan, I am Equal Each year, starting on 3rd weekend of October, Deaf Australia and the deaf community in Australia celebrate National Week of Deaf People (NWDP). Deaf Australia will be launching the NWDP at the National Auslan Conference in Melbourne and there will be heaps of activities organised by various organisations, clubs and […]Continue Reading →
Deaf Australia will hold its Twenty-Ninth Annual General Meeting on Friday 14 October 2016 at 4pm at John Pierce Centre at 25-35 High Street, PRAHAN, Vic 3181. Deaf Australia’s Constitution (as amended on 22 November 2014) states: Election of Board Directors: Nomination shall be in writing addressed to the Company Secretary and be signed by […]Continue Reading →
The National Transport Commission has recently released new ‘Assessing Fitness to Drive’ Standards for commercial and private vehicle drivers which will take effect on 1 October 2016.
The new standards take on board the deaf and hard of hearing driver’s competency, alertness, and use of alternative technology devices such as GPS, alert systems and so on.
Under current standards, all commercial drivers who have more than 40db hearing loss are required to wear hearing aids. Failure to wear hearing aids resulted in licences being revoked, not be renewed, or be reclassified to lesser capacity, and in some cases, fined.Continue Reading →
At 2.15pm, today at Commonwealth Law Courts in North Quay, Brisbane, Ms. Lyons case will be heard at the High Court in appealing against the State of Queensland in dismissing her case of discrimination. Ms. Lyons alleges that she has been discriminated by the State of Queensland by refusing to provide her with an Auslan […]Continue Reading →
The NAC2016 Organising Committee is pleased to announce two international Keynote Speakers for the National Auslan Conference 2016. Dr Jules Dickinson Jules is a practitioner-researcher, BSL/English interpreter and Professional Supervisor. Her PhD, ‘Interpreting in a Community of Practice: A Sociolinguistic Study of the Signed Language Interpreter’s Role in Workplace Discourse’, looks at the role of the […]Continue Reading →