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International Day of Sign Languages

International Day of Sign Languages is celebrated on 23 September with an objective of raising awareness of sign languages throughout the world. Among the Day's objectives: Promote deaf people as unique in having both perspectives of disability and linguistic minority...

Follow the Royal Commission as it unfolds

ABC Television has created a webpage where it will file all its news stories on this Royal Commission – https://www.abc.net.au/news/story-streams/disability-royal-commission/  

NDIS Participant Service Guarantee

Some people with disability, their families and carers are unhappy about the time taken to consider their applications for access to the NDIS, to approve their plan, and support them through a review process if they disagree with decisions made about their plans. Some...

Heartless Government decision to axe CapTel

More than 4,000 people with hearing difficulties around Australia will be without the CapTel phone service from 2020 when an American company takes over the National Relay Service. The Commonwealth Government has awarded Concentrix Services a contract to deliver the...

New report — “People with Disability in Australia”

In this new report - People with Disability In Australia - the Australian Institute of Health & Welfare has information on life domains such as education, health, social support and employment. Download the short report, People With Disability In Australia - In...

Button batteries in hearing devices: safety hazard

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has been investigating the safety of button batteries and whether regulation is required under the Australian Consumer Law to address their hazards. Button batteries are used in hearing devices. ACCC have now...