Minister for Communications and the Arts, in response to an Australian Sign Language video question on the ABC’s Q and A program last night, pledged that Australians who are deaf, deafblind, hearing and/or speech impaired will have the service they need when the Government implements the next National Relay Service (NRS) contract. The question, submitted […]Continue Reading →
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Please see this video with some answers to common questions about the 6th WFDYS Junior Camp, Victoria, Australia, 11 – 17 April 2017. Please note: The deadline for registration is on 11 November 2016.Continue Reading →
Deaf Australia Board would like to announce few important messages to our members and the deaf/ hard of hearing community. As many of you are aware, the Department of Social Services (DSS) – A Department of Commonwealth Government – has defunded Deaf Australia in favour of supporting five cross-disability organisations. This means that Deaf Australia’s […]Continue Reading →
Greetings from Chief Executive’s Desk. In the last few months, we have been working hard to ensure that Deaf Australia is sustainable, to ensure that your views are appropriately represented. You may be aware that the government has changed the way that peak organisations are funded. Our current funding will cease at the end of […]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.
Read outgoing Executive Officer, Karen Lloyd’s final activity report for the months of January and February 2014.
We wish Karen all the best as she enters retirement.