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Joint Media Statement on Victorian restrictions

The NDIA and Victorian Government must prioritise people with disability so they do not suffer in Stage 4 lockdowns. As the Victorian COVID-19 situation worsens and ‘a state of disaster’ is declared, children and adults with disability need to be a primary focus of government. We have already seen infections in group homes for people with disability, and significant impacts on their access to services and children’s right to education.

 

Source: DANA

Don’t wait for clear facemasks – make your own sign

Seen on Facebook: “The mandatory face mask order has caused a lot of concerns for my fellow deaf community members. Deafness is invisible, and people will assume you can hear. Sister and I ran some personal errands, and we appreciated the patience people displayed after we showed them our cards and they accommodated our needs. […]

Source: Deafness Forum of Australia

Safeguarding Task Force recommends funding advocacy

Pictures of Ann Marie Smith and Co-Chairs of Safeguarding Task Force, David Caudrey and Kelly Vincent

Following the suffering and death of Ann Marie Smith, the South Australian Government Minister for Human Services established the Safeguarding Task Force.

Recommendation 7 of the Safeguarding Task Force report is that the State government invests in individual advocacy to assist individuals with accessing what they need from the NDIS and from the community.

 

Source: DANA

Volunteer Board Member – Disability Justice Australia

Source: AFDO

Disability Justice Australia (DJA) is a well-known Not-for-Profit national organisation with its office in Melbourne and registered with ASIC under Commonwealth Corporations Law. It reports annually to the Australian Charities Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC).  DJA advocates for people with continuing needs associated with disability.  DJAs service is a mobile outreach one; that is they travel to […]

Source: AFDO

Vale Sue Salthouse

Source: AFDO

The AFDO Board and staff are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Sue Salthouse this week. Sue was an inspirational and tireless champion for the disability sector  particularly women.  Her dedication, passion and generosity changed so many lives for the better. Sue was the Chair of Women with Disabilities ACT (WWDACT) and was […]

Source: AFDO

Australians manage face mask challenges

Hundreds of thousands of Victorians in Melbourne and Mitchell Shire must wear a face mask in public under a new law aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19. For many people, wearing a mask or face covering when outside their home will simply be an inconvenience. But for those with profound hearing loss – like […]

Source: Deafness Forum of Australia

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