Deaf Victoria has joined with fourteen other groups across Victoria to urge the Minister for Disability, the Hon. Lizzie Blandthorn, to provide emergency funding for disability advocacy.

Suicide Prevention and Response paper 

Deaf Victoria’s submission to the Discussion paper: suicide prevention and response strategy Prepared by: Philip Waters, General Manager, Deaf Victoria and Jasmine Shirrefs, Deaf Mental Health Policy Officer, Deaf Victoria. For more information contact: This submission has been made available with support from the Diverse Communities grant program. Words: 3560 Pages: 11 Finalised: September … Read more

Jo Richards

Jo Richards Preferred pronouns: she/her Jo worked as a Teacher of the Deaf for over 5 years, she is very passionate about Deaf and hard of hearing children’s education and ensuring they have the best access to their learning. She was also an Auslan teacher for over 10 years to a wide range of people … Read more

Sandra Spadea

Sandra Spadea Preferred pronouns: she/her Sandra’s passion for mental health awareness comes from her experience with mental health and criminal justice system for herself, her deaf parents and Coda brothers. She was part of the steering committee for ‘Let’s talk about mental health and deaf people’ conference in 2015, which she went on to gain … Read more

Philip Waters

Philip Waters Preferred pronouns: he/him Philip Waters was a Senior Consultant at the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, and before that a Senior Policy Officer in the Office for Disability in the Department of Health and Human Services (now Department of Families, Fairness and Housing). Philip was a Board member of Deaf Victoria … Read more

Brent Rogers

Brent Rogers Preferred pronouns: he/him Brent has a strong passion for accessibility and equality for the Deaf and HoH community. He brings enthusiasm into his role, advocating for individuals, empower all Deaf and HoH people with essential information, building allies and breaking through barriers. Brent welcomes all to say hello at our office, and he … Read more

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