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NT Government funds Deaf Services and the Deaf Society to address interpreter shortage

Deaf Services and the Deaf Society has today welcomed the announcement of a package of programs designed to ensure greater access to interpreters for Deaf Territorians in both the short and long term.

The package includes two programs, which have been funded by Northern Territory Government, with support from YouthWorx NT, these are: 

  • $360,000 over three years for Deaf Services and the Deaf Society to provide a full time Auslan Interpreter to be based in the NT; and
  • $89,200 for YouthWorX NT to deliver scholarships for Territorians in partnership with Deaf Services, from across the NT to participate in a nationally recognised training in Auslan interpreter course. YouthWorx NT will also contribute $30,000 to the Auslan Interpreter Scholarship Program.

Deaf Services and the Deaf Society CEO Brett Casey says these programs exhibits a commitment by the Northern Territory Government Office to equality in information access.

For more information please see the below media statements from Brett Casey, Chief Executive Office and Brent Phillips Chief Impact Office of Deaf Services and the Deaf Society. 

Auslan Interpreter Program 

Auslan Scholarship Program

If you are interested in taking part in these programs, please follow Deaf Services on Facebook or if you are an interpreter, contact your regular bookings manager at Auslan Connections. 

We have two upcoming information sessions for the Auslan Scholarship program in Alice Springs and Darwin. Click below for more information:

Auslan Scholarships Alice Springs Information Session

Auslan Scholarships Darwin Information Session

 

Media Opportunities:
Comment is available from Mr Brett Casey, CEO and Mr Brent Phillips, CIO
For all media enquiries contact: Ian Harvey Ross, Head of Marketing
0407 180 710 or ian.harveyross@deafservices.org.au

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