DRC Update – 2 April 2024



Hello, this video is an update about the Disability Royal Commission. As you know the DRC finished its commission and handed down volumes of its recommendations. This means the Australian Government needs to consider its response to each of the many recommendations. Originally the plan was for the response to be released this month, however, they have extended this until mid-July. That means we must wait a little longer until the Government releases its responses for us to begin our collaborative work with the other Disability Representation groups to provide our feedback. No one knows our needs like we do, so it’s important to ensure the response from the Government is appropriate and that nothing is missed.

There was a recent progress update, which covered other Disability related themes unfortunately none of which were related to the Deaf and Auslan community. Only some information regarding general accessibility, which I want to acknowledge. We will wait until mid-July for the full response from the Government and we will provide you updates about that when it happens, as well as what impacts may occur in the community.

We also acknowledge that there isn’t a lot of information available in Auslan, we aim to create a page on our website dedicated to the DRC, its aim, and its impact across all the various areas. This will help understand Deaf Australia’s role in responding to the Government’s response. We hope to have this information up in a few months.

Thank you for watching.

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