CE update – 8 Feb 2022


Hello, I’m Jen Blyth, CEO of Deaf Australia. I have a lot of information to provide to you all, squeezed into a brief update.  

 We have a SGM coming soon. The SGM will be held in March. What will we talk about? First, the road tour update, secondly, giving out the awards and thirdly give our members the opportunity to vote for one of two membership and fee structures that they prefer. We will provide more information soon to give you time to read it through and work out which option you want to choose.  

 We also have an update over our ILC project about which we will explain in a separate video.  

 We have the Auslan Day video competition coming up soon; we will celebrate our beautiful Auslan on 13th April.  

 Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been involved in meeting with all sorts of people for advocacy purposes and organisations as well to advocate to the government on different issues. One recent collaboration was with Deaf Connect last week, with Brent Phillips, (*missing name sign*) and myself, with Vanessa who MC’d the event. It focused on the election campaign with the Federal government and there was a lot of people involved with ideas, suggestions and comments. We also received emails with what people envision we should advocate over to the government for the election. I then had a meeting with Per Capita, a group tasked with the responsibility for researching the information we requested, so they can collate it all together to help us prepare for the campaign. I finished handed over what we had and they’ve not yet got back to us. We should receive it soon. Once we do, we’ll provide an update, the same as Deaf Connect will do with their *missed the sign*. We will provide more information as we go.  

 I think that’s it for now. As usual, if you have any questions, want advocacy support, or whatever else you need, do contact me. If you just want to know something, like what’s happening at present, that’s fine too.  

Don’t forget this Thursday we have a CEO Q & A with me, from 5 – 6 pm. That’s a good opportunity to ask me what’s on your mind or to clarify something. Thank you! Have a good week.   

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