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Disability Royal Commission – students

The Disability Royal Commission wants to hear about the experiences of students with disability. Students and families can make a submission. It can be short or it can be detailed. The Royal Commission wants to hear about: Experiences of violence, abuse, neglect or...

Disability Royal Commission – new legal service to help people

The Disability Royal Commission Legal Service is a free national legal service to give information and advice to people who want to tell their story to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. The DRC Legal Service...

National Relay Service an absolute train wreck

National Relay Service (NRS) users are being blocked from making calls with internet relay because their ISPs are treated as 'foreign'. Others are waiting 15-30 minutes to be connected. The deterioration in the NRS service in recent weeks is truly shocking. There is...

Hearing loss linked to absenteeism in Aboriginal school kids

High levels of hearing loss have been linked to absenteeism in Aboriginal children in their first years of primary school in the Northern Territory, with the Public Health Association of Australia saying children are missing out because of “high but largely...

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...