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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Joint Statement of Disability Organisations on the Detention of People with Disabilities

Joint Statement of Disability Organisations on the Detention of People with Disabilities

Deaf Australia supports the joint statement prepared by the National Ethnics with Disability Alliance (NEDA) on the Detention of People with Disabilities. You can read the joint statement here: http://www.neda.org.au/index.php/latest/184-joint-statement Deaf Australia appreciates the collaboration with NEDA to ensure the statement includes the rights to effective communication to diverse language and communication supports, including sign […]

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