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Category: State Branch Activities

Recognition of Melissa Lowrie’s role at Deaf Victoria

Deaf Australia wishes to express gratitude and appreciation of the contribution to the deaf Victorian community from Ms Melissa Lowrie, as she departs her current role in Deaf Victoria.

IMG_5229Ms Lowrie has worked as the Advocacy Manager at Deaf Victoria for the last 5 and half years, and during that time has made significant contributions to key issues including interpreting in public hospitals, commercial drivers licenses (truck drivers) and access to mental health support for deaf people.
Advocacy is never an easy task, and being able to achieve such key outcomes for deaf Victorians are to be highly commended’, said Todd Wright, Chairman of Deaf Australia. ‘Melissa’s advocacy experience will be a valuable asset in her new role in the Disability Advocacy Resource Unit.  We wish her all the best with her new role’.
Deaf Victoria is currently advertising the manager position.
Image courtesy of <a href=”http:deafvictoria.org.au”>Deaf Victoria</a>

Deaf Society of NSW information session on the Royal Commission into Responses to Child Sex Abuse

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse is holding a deaf-friendly information session to enable deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing people and their families as well as organisations all over Australia to understand it’s very important work.

The information session is being organised by the Deaf Society of NSW and all Deaf people are invited to attend. You do not have to have experienced sexual abuse to attend. Read more about when and where the event will take place.

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