Youth Parliament passes Deaf Victoria Bill to make Auslan a mandatory subject
Their Bill, tabled on behalf of Deaf Victoria, the state’s peak advocacy body for Deaf and Hard of Hearing citizens, is now in the process of being drafted by the Greens, to be debated in Victoria’s State Parliament.
Their Bill is part of a push to overcome the gap in educational standards between Deaf and hearing students. Whilst Auslan is offered as a LOTE subject by some Victorian schools, the youth parliamentarians believed this was evidently not sufficient to address the widespread discrepancies in teaching and learning faced by many Deaf pupils.
Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours list
We thank these members of our Deaf Community who have gone above and beyond for our Australian Deaf Community and their professions.
General Manager Announcement
Our thanks to the Deaf Community for your continued support of the work we do and we look forward to sharing this exciting new chapter with you.
Thanks to funding from the Victorian Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (formerly DHHS) and other sources, Deaf Victoria has two new full time positions available. Auslan skills are essential for these positions and we are targeting deaf/hard of hearing people and Deaf Community members.