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Melbourne entering Stay at Home restrictions

Source: AFDO

From 11:59pm tonight, if you live in the Melbourne metropolitan area or the Shire of Mitchell you need to Stay at Home. The Victorian Government has changed the restrictions as more Victorians have been diagnosed with CoronaVirus (COVID-19) in the past week.  These new restrictions are needed to help stop the CoronaVirus from spreading to more […]

Source: AFDO

Australians with disabilities ‘sidelined’ during coronavirus pandemic

Source: AFDO

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) attended the public hearing for the Senate Select Committee on COVID-19 this week, to speak on the impact the CoronaVirus pandemic has had on people with disability. AFDOs Vice President, Trevor Carroll spoke about how he had become increasingly alarmed at the Australian Government’s response to the COVID-19 […]

Source: AFDO

Australians with disabilities ‘sidelined’ during coronavirus pandemic

Source: AFDO

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) attended the public hearing for the Senate Select Committee on COVID-19 this week, to speak on the impact the CoronaVirus pandemic has had on people with disability. AFDOs Vice President, Trevor Carroll spoke about how he had become increasingly alarmed at the Australian Government’s response to the COVID-19 […]

Source: AFDO

Deafness isn’t a threat to health: ableism is

Instead of assuming deafness is the problem, it’s time to look at the systemic issues that impact our well-being and quality of life. Issues like higher healthcare costs and our number of ER visits, when taken out of context, place the blame where it simply doesn’t belong. Our current institutions render general care and technology […]

Source: Deafness Forum of Australia

UsherKids Australia becomes our newest member

We are so pleased to announce that UsherKids Australia has chosen to become the newest member of Deafness Forum of Australia. UsherKids Australia is about enhancing the lives of children with Usher Syndrome in Australia through information, collaboration and connections. Visit the website and Facebook page. Usher syndrome is a genetic condition characterised by hearing […]

Source: Deafness Forum of Australia

Indigenous people with hearing loss in custody

By Damien Howard and Jody Barney writing for The Mandarin. There is a glaring omission in the discussion of Indigenous deaths in custody. It is the influence of widespread hearing loss contributing to the over representation of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system. The extent of the ear disease that leads to Indigenous people’s […]

Source: Deafness Forum of Australia

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