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Video Relay via Skype on the National Relay Service

Government announcement. The National Relay Service (NRS) is moving from the current provider, ACE, to a new provider, Concentrix. For the second phase of the transition, the Video Relay call option will move to the new provider at 7am (AEDT) on 20 November 2019....

NDIS and the big ‘systems’ issues

The in-kind arrangements between the Hearing Services Program (HSP) and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) are due to cease on 30 June 2020. The hearing health sector has been advised that there is an inter-departmental committee that is planning the...

Disability pension applicants prejudiced

Disability Support Pension (DSP) applicants and recipients face multiple obstacles to claiming their benefits and feel the process is ‘unfair’ and ‘stressful’. A study by Monash University looked at 248 applicants and receivers of the DSP discovered that 86 per cent...

Disability Royal Commission update

The Australian Government is funding a legal advisory service and advocacy support for people who want assistance to make a submission. If you need assistance in making a submission you can contact them using the information below. You can contact the Disability Royal...

Annual General Meeting 2019

The meeting is open to all at 3.00 pm Friday 15 November at the Australian Hearing Hub, ground floor. The agenda and accompanying papers are available by clicking this link: Deafness Forum AGM 2019 agenda and papers Inquiries to the company secretary - info ... the @...

CapTel in spotlight at Senate Estimates hearing

An estimated 4 thousand people with hearing difficulties throughout Australia will lose their CapTel phone service next year. A Senates Estimate hearing on 21 October 2019 asked questions of the senior officers at the Department of Communications involved in...