The Department of Social Services are running a survey about the communication of the National Disability Insurance Scheme – found out more about how you can have your say and improve communication for the future.Continue Reading →
Archive for June, 2014
Find out more about how the Australian Government’s JobAccess program supports Deaf jobseekers and employees in the workplace.Continue Reading →
Nominations are now open for the National Disability Awards! You can nominate any individual or organisation that you think has improved the lives of deaf people and helped promote access or inclusion.
Get in quick because nominations close on 18 July 2014.
Deaf South Australian man Bruce Muller has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) on the Queen’s birthday weekend, 9 June 2014, for his service to deaf and hard of hearing people.Continue Reading →
Do you have a favourite app that you love or one that makes your life better or easier as a deaf person? Nominate it for an Apps For All Award! This new competition celebrates apps that are accessible for people with disabilities and raises awareness to make sure that when future apps are developed, they suit deaf and disabled people.Continue Reading →
The deaf community is outraged by today’s Queensland Supreme Court ruling that deaf people are to be banned from sitting on a jury for criminal cases.
A recent ruling by Justice James Douglas has decided that deaf people are ineligible for jury service as Queensland currently has no legislation to cover interpreters in a jury room during deliberations.
Read the reaction from Deaf Australia.