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Privacy Awareness Week 3-9 May 2015

Posted on 6 May 2015

Privacy Awarenenes Week is an initiative of the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities forum (APPA) to promote awareness of privacy issues and the importance of the protection of personal information. It is also about the responsibilities of businesses and the Governement when handling that information.

The Office of the Australiqan Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released an Auslan video about the Privacy Act and how to make a privacy complaint. Click here to view the video. 

For further information, visit the OAIC website. 



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NDIS Webinar - Tips for Families and Carers

Posted on 17 April 2015

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) will be running a webinar called 'Tips for Families and Carers' on Wednesday, 29 April 2015 from 1pm to 2pm.

Be sure to tune in to hear a panel discuss their experiences and tips for families and carers on preparing for the NDIS by visiting 

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Deaf Advocate named Young Australian of the Year 2015

Posted by Communications@NABS on 27 January 2015
Congratulations to Drisana Levitzke-Gray who was awarded Young Australian of the Year 2015.

The 21 year-old from Perth, is dedicated to helping other Deaf people and advocating their human rights. Drisana received a national honour for her efforts in promoting diversity and acceptance of Deaf people.

To read more, visit:    

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Izaac rides proud at Queensland Show

Posted by Communications@NABS on 21 August 2014

Being partially deaf and mute has not stopped Izaac Brindley from doing what he loves – riding horses.

The nineteen-year-old Queenslander first started horse riding at the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) at Palmwoods on the Sunshine Coast.

He is now training for competitions and showing miniature horses in local agriculture and horse breed shows.

This month, Izaac rode in demonstrations at the Royal Queensland Show (Brisbane Ekka) on Gypsy Cob and RDA horses.

He was also sponsored by Wrangler to wear his very own cowboy hat, and Wrangler belt, shirt, jeans and boots.

Izaac is working with his carer and horse trainer Michael Laffan to start their own not-for-profit organisation to teach others about horses and farm activities.

While Izaac faces daily challenges associated with his disabilities, he enjoys attending social activities and looking after his animals.

Izaac uses Auslan to communicate and his sister Jayne works in the National Auslan Booking Service (NABS) Communications team.


Pictured: Izaac riding ‘Atlantis’, owned by Wonita Weber-Matousek, at the Royal Queensland Show in Brisbane. Photo courtesy of Katy Driver.


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Tasmanian Health Conference

Posted by Ali Dowl - NABS Interpreter on 6 August 2014

NABS stand at the Tasmanian Health Conference


On Saturday 26th July, NABS was represented at the ‘Tasmanian Health Conference’ held at the Menzies Centre in Hobart.

Over 150 people attended to discuss the state of health services and workforce issues.

NABS Tasmania Interpreter Ali Dowl met many people and provided information about NABS interpreters.

This was a very successful event.

New contacts were made with many doctors, health workers and education providers.

NABS thanks the Australian Medical Association (AMA) for the opportunity to participate in this great conference.

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