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MEDIA ALERT -Urgent Auslan blitz on The Voice needed to inform Deaf, a call for support in meeting with Prime Minister’s office today –

Expression Australia < 1 mins read

In a meeting with the Prime Minister's office on Tuesday 12th September Expression Australia CEO Rebecca Adam will be calling on the Federal Government to support a communication blitz to inform the Deaf and hard community ( DAHOH) on The Voice referendum .

Expression Australia the peak body for DAHOH is concerned at the vast number of people who remain unaware of the compulsory vote on October 14th - or have enough information to make an informed decision .

Ms Adams is Expression Australia's first Deaf CEO and says it is crucial that the Federal Government ensure key facts are available in Auslan:

"There are over 4 million DAHOH Australians, around a million of them are Indigenous. We need to ensure that the Deaf community and the Deaf First Nations communities across Australia has all information about the upcoming referendum available in their first language"

 

Ms Adam's will be available for interview - with an interpreter following the meeting at  1.15pm 

Media enquiries  - Kellie Curtain - M) 0412339690

 


Key Facts:

 

  • 43% of Indigenous Australians are Deaf
  • Concerns Deaf people dont know about The Voice 
  • Calls for urgent blitz on Auslan needed
  • Meeting with PM office Tuesday 12 Sept
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About us:

Established in 1884, Expression Australia is a not-for-profit organisation created by and for the Deaf Community. We empower people who are Deaf, hard of hearing to overcome barriers in their life and choose how they want to live.


Contact details:

Kellie Curtain 

M: 0412339690

kellie@indeliblemarks.net

 

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