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Annual General Meeting notice

Annual General Meeting notice

Members and friends of Deafness Forum of Australia are invited to attend the annual general meeting conducted via video conference on Thursday 17 December at 3:00 pm AEDT. The business of the meeting: accept the minutes of the previous AGM accept the annual report, auditor’s report and annual financial statements appoint a paid auditor for […]

Source: Deafness Forum of Australia

United Nations Conference of States Parties (CoSP)

United Nations Conference of States Parties (CoSP)

The start of an amazing week of events on inclusion and disability rights commences this week  the United Nations Conference of States Parties (CoSP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). CoSP is the largest and most diverse international disability meeting in the world.  It brings together states that have […]

Source: AFDO

Expression of Interest (EOI) to join the AFDO National Register of Trainers/Facilitators

Expression of Interest (EOI) to join the AFDO National Register of Trainers/Facilitators

About AFDO The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) is the peak organisation in the disability sector representing people with lived experience of disability.  We work to develop a community where people with disability can participate in all aspects of social, economic, political, and cultural life. This includes genuine participation in mainstream community life, the […]

Source: AFDO

#EndSegregation – Over forty disability rights and advocacy organisations call for an end to the segregation

#EndSegregation – Over forty disability rights and advocacy organisations call for an end to the segregation

People with disability and our rights and advocacy organisations are fighting to end the segregation of people with disability in Australian education, housing and workplaces.

We urge the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal Commission) to recognise that segregation of people with disabilities is discrimination and a breach of our human rights under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (which Australia has signed).

If you would like to join the growing number of disability advocacy organisations and individuals who have publicly endorsed this paper, visit the DPOA website.  You can also show your support for this human rights position by using the hashtag #EndSegregation on social media.  

 

Source: DANA

Annual General Meeting notice – deferred to 2021

Annual General Meeting notice – deferred to 2021

Members and friends of Deafness Forum of Australia are invited to attend the annual general meeting conducted via video conference in early 2021, date and time to be announced after Christmas. The business of the meeting: accept the minutes of the previous AGM accept the annual report, auditor’s report and annual financial statements appoint a […]

Source: Deafness Forum of Australia

Change ahead for Australia’s Hearing Services Program

Change ahead for Australia’s Hearing Services Program

A review of the Hearing Services Program (HSP) has begun. A Government-appointed panel is currently reviewing the HSP to identify possible reforms to ensure that the program remains client-focused while modernising key components in the context of policy, markets and technological developments. In response to this review, Deafness Forum partnered with other leading consumer representatives to […]

Source: Deafness Forum of Australia

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