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Abuse of vulnerable Victorians in mental health centres, residential and disability services on the rise

Vulnerable Victorians living in care are increasingly being abused, neglected and assaulted – with data showing a 23 per cent rise over the past two years. The damning results were revealed in an annual report for the state’s Office of the Public Advocate. In 2018-19, 510 abuse-related issues in mental health, residential and disability services […]

Source: DANA

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 More than 6,000 children have outstanding referrals to have their ears checked or problems treated Nine out of […]

Source: Deafness Forum of Australia

Hong Kong too dangerous for Deaf Games

Organisers of the Asia Pacific Deaf Games have decided Hong Kong is too dangerous for the games to be held there so they have cancelled three weeks out. It’s left the Australian team disappointed and worried that the qualifying matches that will no longer take place in Hong Kong. More than 70 deaf Australian athletes […]

Source: Deafness Forum of Australia

COAG Disability Reform Council Communique 9 October 2019

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Disability Reform Council (the Council) met in October for its second meeting for 2019. Some of the highlights of the meeting were: The Council agreed the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) will introduce Justice Liaison Officers (JLOs) in each state and territory to work across their justice systems. The […]

Source: DANA

COAG Disability Reform Council Communique – 9 October 2019

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Disability Reform Council (the Council) met on 9 October for its second meeting for 2019. Some of the highlights of the meeting were: The Council agreed the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) will introduce Justice Liaison Officers (JLOs) in each state and territory to work across their justice systems. […]

Source: Deafness Forum of Australia

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