Today, Thursday 1 October, sees the official commencement of the merger between Deaf Services
and the Deaf Society, creating Australia’s largest whole-of-life service provider for the Deaf, hard of
hearing and deafblind community.
Society, will bring together 680 staff across New South Wales, Queensland and the ACT, with a
Northern Territory office in the pipeline.
organisation which can proactively meet community needs, while also leveraging a national profile
to form connections with federal and state governments.
entity. CEO of the Deaf Society, Leonie Jackson will enter a new role as Executive Manager, Advocacy
and Strategic Partnerships,” Ms Rout says.
working to celebrate and honour the history and culture of both organisations.
that of the Deaf community in Queensland, New South Wales and the ACT,” Mr Halse says.
establishment fund for a Deaf History and Cultural Recognition Program, with our foundation
committee to be announced soon.
working closely with the Deaf community nationally to be guided on their priorities.”
new entity, is the quality of day-to-day service to clients, participants and stakeholders.
Mr Casey says.
begin services expansion into the Northern Territory – meeting an urgent community need.
while delivering continuity of service to our clients.
Society will have an unparalleled opportunity to represent and advocate for all Deaf Australians and
stand with the community on the issues important to them.”
Equity for Deaf people.
NSW and the ACT, providing a wide range of supports and services.
and hard of hearing Australian’s from nine offices across the state.
to enable the Deaf community to live full and independent lives since 1903.