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Australia’s Roadmap for Hearing Health gets Government funding

The Commonwealth Governments new budget, released on 6 October 2020, will commit $21million in the next 5 years to implement some of the key actions listed in the national Roadmap for Hearing Health in Australia. $5million for a public hearing health awareness and prevention campaign $7million for research into interventions to support vulnerable people $5million […]

Source: Deafness Forum of Australia

Under-reporting of hearing impairment limits life choices

As part of the 2018–19 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged seven years and over across Australia participated in a voluntary hearing test. The independent hearing test found more than 43 per cent people had a hearing impairment in at least one ear on the day […]

Source: Deafness Forum of Australia

DRC hears stories of chemical restraint

Advocates and Self Advocates appearing at DRC hearing in September

This public hearing in September examined use of psychotropic medication as a chemical restraint.  A chemical restraint occurs when medication is not used to treat a diagnosed mental disorder, a physical illness or a physical condition but used for the purpose of influencing a person’s behaviour. Advocates from around the country shared their observations and insights on the topic, reflecting an over-reliance on psychotropic medication to manage behaviours and inadequate oversight mechanisms and safeguards for people with disability

 

Source: DANA

Expression of Interest – Paid Consultation

Source: AFDO

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) is a Disabled People’s Organisation (DPO). We are a cross-disability representative organisation, and the national voice representing people with disability in Australia. We are currently supporting a research initiative by My Care Space, a national disability platform that connects people living with a disability, their families […]

Source: AFDO

Sharing your education experiences with the Disability Royal Commission

Source: AFDO

To date, the Disability Royal Commission has heard a lot from academics, researchers, and providers at their public hearings. Its extremely important that the Royal Commission hears from more people with disability at its hearings. If you would like to tell the Disability Royal Commission about your experiences trying to access safe and inclusive school […]

Source: AFDO

Open Letter to the Attorney-General, The Hon. Christian Porter MP

Source: AFDO

We call upon the Attorney-General to introduce legislation into the Australian Parliament to protect the confidentiality of information given to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. The Disability Royal Commission is expected to run for 3 years. However, it has now run for over a year without adequate […]

Source: AFDO

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