Closing date: December 21, 2018
The National Relay Service (NRS) is an internet based service where people who are Deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind and speech impaired can make phone calls with assistance. Now, the 24/7 NRS is under threat, and is going out to tender with a reduced budget- was $32 million, and it’s now only $22 million. They have already cut the Outreach service (which allowed NRS staff to go out to people to teach them how to use the NRS for their particular need.
To build greater understanding of how autistic people can be better supported in the community, Amaze has launched a new campaign called Do One Thing For Autism. We’re asking people to take a 2 minute quiz to test their knowledge of autism and then pledge do one simple thing to make the world a little bit easier for autistic people everywhere.
Schools are much more than just academic programs. They are places where children grow and places where young people start out in life. This pathway can be towards health, happiness and a lifetime of opportunity or it can be one towards disengagement and social exclusion. The Stronger Schools Campaign is calling for action to make sure every Victorian child has a fair start in life.
A ‘Democratising Disability Data Coalition’ has been established to achieve safe and secure access to disability data and statistics to provide the evidence needed to optimise services and policy to facilitate better lives of Australians with disability, their families and carers.