Court decision discriminates against deaf people

Court decision discriminates against deaf people

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.

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Possible privatisation of Australian Hearing concerning for Deaf groups

Possible privatisation of Australian Hearing concerning for Deaf groups

Deaf Australia has serious reservations about the proposal to privatise Australian Hearing in the Abbott Government’s Budget announcement this week.
Privatising Australian Hearing creates potential for unregulated services for families who have deaf children: creating unnecessary difficulty and stress.

Read more of Deaf Australia’s concerns and how this could impact you here.

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