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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...

Disability statistics: ABS report

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has published the findings of its 2018 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers. In 2018 there were 4.4 million Australians with disability, 17.7% of the population, down from 18.3% in 2015 Prevalence of disability increased...

Community anxious about end of CapTel phone captioning service

The average age of people using the CapTel service is 80. They are concerned by the decision to axe the service early next year. Users are concerned about the quality and convenience of the alternative services and are uncomfortable about learning to use a new...

Thousands of Aboriginal kids in NT at risk of hearing loss

Thousands of Aboriginal children have outstanding referrals for specialist hearing appointments in the Northern Territory because services have been cancelled. Key points: 1,200 fewer hearing services have been delivered to Aboriginal children in the NT since 2016...