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     3   National Week of Deaf People

Ms Owens, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:

(1)        notes that:

(a)        National Week of Deaf People runs from 17 to 24 October 2015;

(b)        one in six Australians are affected by hearing loss;

(c)        there are approximately 30,000 deaf Auslan users with total hearing loss;

(d)        projections for 2050 indicate that one in every four Australians will have hearing loss; and

(e)        90 per cent of people born with hearing impairment are born into hearing families;

(2)        congratulates the deaf community and celebrates its outstanding contribution to the nation;

(3)        acknowledges Auslan as the language of the Australian deaf community;

(4)        reaffirms the need for deaf people to be fully included in the Australian community;

(5)        recognises that significant challenges still exist for the deaf community when dealing with governments and government departments; and

(6)        encourages the Government to improve communication with the deaf community by ensuring that information is translated into Auslan on its websites.

Debate ensued.

The time allotted for the debate having expired, the debate was interrupted, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.