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Ticket To Work

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In Australia, young people with disability are more likely to drop out of school early, be excluded from the labour force, have fewer educational qualifications, experience poverty and be socially isolated. Ticket to Work is creating employment opportunities for young people with disability across Australia. Ticket to Work is preparing students for the workplace and …
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We think this innovative program will really benefit young people with disabilities to plan and achieve their employment goals. Look out for our launch of the Ticket to Work Project in Darwin in the coming weeks!

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Reasonable and necessary

Reasonable and necessary | NT NDCO Newsletter | Scoop.it

Via NDCO South Western and Western Sydney, Nicole Sharp
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An excellent tool that will help people to identify their goals and aspirations and to articulate the 'reasonable and necessary' adjustments that may be required to achieve these. Particularly helpful in building capability and confidence for people with disabilities and their families who are going through an assessment process for the first time.

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A creative response to the NDIS, this website provides a platform for people with disability to describe what they consider to be reasonable and necessary, and to help them ask for what they need.

Nicole Sharp's curator insight, November 22, 2015 7:02 PM

A creative response to the NDIS, this website provides a platform for people with disability to describe what they consider to be reasonable and necessary, and to help them ask for what they need.

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Coalition Government offers jobs support for young people with mental illness | Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield

The Coalition Government will invest $1 million in a new initiative to help young people with mental illness find jobs.

The Coalition Government is committed to improving social and economic outcomes for young people with mental illness.

The one-year DES Youth Mental Health trial involves up to 200 Disability Employment Services (DES) participants with mental illness aged 24 or under.

The trial will take a new highly participant-directed, early investment approach to job seeking.

Young people with mental illness will work closely with a DES service provider to discuss their career goals and how best to meet them.

Participants will use a $5,000 ‘Career Account’ to invest in their choice of goods and services such as counselling, training, transport, paid work experience or clothing and equipment, to help them overcome non-vocational or vocational barriers and further their employment goals.

This initiative is part of the Coalition Government’s push to get a better deal for people with mental illness and young people with disability.

We want to improve the independence and participation of young people with mental illness who have been locked-out of the job market for too long.

The trial is based on evidence that early investment and individually tailored initiatives can help disadvantaged job seekers.

The trial will operate to June 2016 in an area encompassing the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, northern Brisbane suburbs, and in the northern metropolitan area of Perth.

The DES Youth Mental Health trial is one element of the Government’s broader Youth Employment Strategy, part of the 2015-16 Growing Jobs and Small Business Budget package, designed to reduce the risk of young people disengaging from education or employment and becoming reliant on long-term income support.

An evaluation of the trial will be used to inform future employment services for people with disability from 2018.

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This Pilot has potential to really put young people with Mental Health Problems and Disabilities in control of the support they need to access a job. Although the Pilot is in limited geographic locations, the learning will help us to refine our approach. Please share widely with you networks.

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My Big Tomorrow - find the job of your dreams... new website resource

My Big Tomorrow - find the job of your dreams... new website resource | NT NDCO Newsletter | Scoop.it
See which careers could be part of your big tomorrow.

Via NDCO Hunter-Central Coast
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Check out 'My Big Tomorrow' - excellent resources for helping young people to 'think big' about their career options and the skills and qualifications they will need to achieve these. A great resource for anyone supporting young people to plan for the future.

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NDCO Hunter-Central Coast's curator insight, May 12, 2015 1:56 AM

Love this new resource... particularly the video clips of a day in the life of the career you're interested in! ~ Kay

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Workforce Inclusion of People with Disability

This report summarises the results of a survey conducted by the Business Council aimed at generating baseline data and insights about disability employment practices and experiences among member companies. This is the first time the Business Council has conducted a survey on approaches to disability employment.

Via NDCO South Western and Western Sydney
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Well worth a read, emphasises the business case for employing people with disabilities. Those businesses not considering this essential sector of the workforce will lose out on innovation and diversity.

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NDCO South Western and Western Sydney's curator insight, November 8, 2015 7:40 PM

Very insightful report and video from the Business Council of Australia around the benefits of increasing the workforce participation of people with disability

Nicole Sharp's curator insight, November 22, 2015 7:05 PM

Very insightful report and video from the Business Council of Australia around the benefits of increasing the workforce participation of people with disability

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New job program to teach young people how to conduct themselves in the workplace

New job program to teach young people how to conduct themselves in the workplace | NT NDCO Newsletter | Scoop.it
Abbott Government ministers called for tenders for a new jobs program on Tuesday, almost four months after the $331 million Youth Employment Strategy was announced in the Budget. Assistant Minister for Employment Luke Hartsuyker said a recent survey from the Department of Employment found that more than a third of employers believed that the best thing a young person could do to improve their prospects of getting a job is to improve their attitude. "Many young people lack the very basic skills o

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Make Your Classroom a Happier Place for Children with Dyslexia

Make Your Classroom a Happier Place for Children with Dyslexia | NT NDCO Newsletter | Scoop.it

Read about some great tips on  what  teachers can do to improve the school experience for our students with reading and/or spelling difficulties....

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NDCO Programme on Vimeo

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Personal stories of disability in study and work NDCO film resources

The development of this series of short films was funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training under the National Disability Coordination Officer Programme. These original short films depict the real life stories of six men and women with various disabilities. We follow their stories through different stages of transition and participation in post-secondary education and employment.

 

The films highlight the right of people with disability to access a full range of education or employment options. The unique stories also demonstrate the range of support that people with disability may access and raise awareness of the NDCO Programme as a resource and link for people with disability, the disability sector, and the community. 

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These positive, very personal stories of the experiences of people with disability going through the transition from school to post secondary education and employment provide excellent insight for students with disability, parents and professionals. Please share widely across your networks.

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Article - How to transition to tertiary education: Helpful hints for people with autism spectrum disorder (short version) - ADCET

Article - How to transition to tertiary education: Helpful hints for people with autism spectrum disorder (short version) - ADCET | NT NDCO Newsletter | Scoop.it
The short version of How to Transition to Tertiary Education: Helpful Hints for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder emphasises the main points and has helpful checklists at the end of each chapter. Each covers the same information. It is up to you which one you prefer to use.
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"Another excellent resource developed by the NDCO Program. Helpful hints for people with Autism who are transitioning to Tertiary Education. Please share widely with your networks'

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Rethinking career support for workers with disability

Rethinking career support for workers with disability | NT NDCO Newsletter | Scoop.it
Australia’s record for employing people with a disability is disappointing and has been going backwards in recent years. In this country a little over half – 53% – of working-age disabled people are employed…
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Excellent article by Jenny Green, UTS, presenting research that focuses upon the experiences of people with disabilities who are successfully pursuing careers. It highlights the positive impact of the not for profit disability sector.

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PACTS Facilitator Training Victoria December 2015 - Youth Connect

PACTS Facilitator Training Victoria December 2015 - Youth Connect | NT NDCO Newsletter | Scoop.it
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"I will be attending this course at the beginning of December. It provides an excellent opportunity for parents of young people with disabilities to develop their skills in supporting their children to plan their post school pathways. Please share widely across your networks, and encourage parents to consider attending. Look out for the workshops we are planning to schedule in NT as part of the NDCO Program"

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The Interviewer - Captions & Audio Description - YouTube

Enjoy our film with captions and audio description.
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Made through the Bus Stop Films weekly film making workshops for people with an intellectual disability, this film has found it's way onto screens across the globe.

 

Thought provoking!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wT9PdS9hPFs

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Quiet Signs of Love - Part 1 - YouTube

Part 1 of 2. Quiet Signs of Love is a short film providing a window into the world of deafness and shows the important role the National Relay Service plays ...
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If you haven't already seen this film it is well worth a look.!!

Quiet Signs of Love is a compelling modern love story that promotes internet relay to young deaf Australians and features young actors Matt Greenlaw and Bethany Robinson. It provides a window into the world of deafness and shows the important role the National Relay Service plays in the lives of thousands of Australians.  For more information go to http://relayservice.gov.au/

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New Australian Health Directory Has Officially Launched

Launched at the ‘Our Choice Expo’ of the Geelong ‘Having a Say’ disability conference, Support Directory is Australia’s leading directory for disability and aged care support services.

 

SupportDirectory is Australia's brand new free online services directory for locating Australian health, disability and home support services making it easier for people to find the support they want to live at their best. The directory was launched at the recent ‘Our Choice Expo’ of the Geelong ‘Having a Say’ disability conference.

SupportDirectory’s Paul Staubli stated that the ‘Our Choice Expo’ of the Geelong ‘Having a Say’ disability conference was chosen to launch SupportDirectory in order to give people confidence that old models of support funding are being replaced with new models providing real choice. Now they will have the tools they need to exercise that choice.

 

“We believe it’s the start of a new era of opportunity, choice and control for the people in our communities who need support,” continued Staubli, “and it’s a new world of challenge and competition for the agencies which have to join the revolution to stay relevant in a consumer-directed marketplace.”

 

SupportDirectory provides accurate, up-to-date information and a level playing field for all users:

- it's built to the latest access and usability standards with special features to assist older people and those living with a disability;
- use of the site is entirely free of charge for the public and for all supplier listings;
- the search function prioritises verified (personally checked) listings to ensure accurate and up-to-date information;
- listings highlight organisations with current certifications for specialised services;
- there are no hidden priority search functions - SupportDirectory presents all available search results by either alphabetical order or proximity of location.

 

“For years the old funding models have taken money out of the pockets of our most disadvantaged people to pay agency overheads without meeting people’s fundamental right to choice and control,” states Staubli. “Consumer-directed care is going to revolutionise support funding and spending in this country, but people have a right to choice now and we have the technology and the will to make a difference, today.”

 

The directory enables all Australians to find something better, whether they require personal care or support for living independently, aids and equipment for injury or disability, assisted transport and opportunities for activities and leisure, products and services for personal fitness and well-being, or information on advocacy, management of supports, or government and charitable support programs.

 

About SupportDirectory:

 

SupportDirectory is committed to consumer-directed care and empowering people through choice and by providing a comprehensive, up to date directory of Australian support products and services which can be searched easily by supplier names, categories and location.

For more information, visit www.SupportDirectory.com.au


Contact:
Dale Linegar
Support Directory Pry Ltd
1300116546
17/31 Queen St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
dale@supportdirectory.com.au


Via John Alle
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Information is Power. This Directory is aimed at ensuring consumers have information about the range of options available to them - so that they can make informed choices about the support they wish to purchase.

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Real stories and real achievements in skills - videos online now! | Department of Education and Training

Real stories and real achievements in skills - videos online now! | Department of Education and Training | NT NDCO Newsletter | Scoop.it

Via NDCO South Western and Western Sydney, Nicole Sharp
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Examples of people who have been successful in tertiary education and apprenticeships. Our newly rejuvenated Ticket to Work Partnership aims to ensure effective support to young people with disabilities who are pursuing school based apprenticeships.

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NDCO South Western and Western Sydney's curator insight, September 15, 2015 10:51 PM

Inspirational stories of people who have succeeded in vocational education and training...support is available for people with disability...contact your local NDCO for more information

Nicole Sharp's curator insight, November 22, 2015 7:04 PM

Inspirational stories of people who have succeeded in vocational education and training...support is available for people with disability...contact your local NDCO for more information

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Toozly - Diversity Works - Jobsearch for people with disability

Toozly - Diversity Works - Jobsearch for people with disability | NT NDCO Newsletter | Scoop.it
The world’s largest job search website for jobseekers with disabilities

Via NDCO South Western and Western Sydney, NDCO Hunter-Central Coast
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This website might be of use to you if you are a jobseeker with a disability, or support people with disabilities to access job opportunities. Please share widely with you networks!

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NDCO South Western and Western Sydney's curator insight, August 30, 2015 9:29 PM

Toozly is a new online platform connecting jobseekers with disability to employment opportunities within some of Australia’s largest organisations.


Toozly is enhancing inclusion within the Australian workforce by making it easier for employers to find skilled, talented and job-ready candidates with disability to fill available positions.

NDCO Hunter-Central Coast's curator insight, September 7, 2015 8:15 PM

Toozly is a new online platform connecting jobseekers with disability to employment opportunities within some of Australia’s largest organisations.

Nicole Sharp's curator insight, November 22, 2015 7:02 PM

Toozly is a new online platform connecting jobseekers with disability to employment opportunities within some of Australia’s largest organisations.

 

Toozly is enhancing inclusion within the Australian workforce by making it easier for employers to find skilled, talented and job-ready candidates with disability to fill available positions.

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Diversity in Disability Toolkit

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Welcome to the Diversity in Disability Toolkit

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Check out these Toolkits to help you to increase your organisation's competence in meeting the needs of people with disabilities from Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Communities.

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NDCO South Western and Western Sydney's curator insight, August 19, 2015 8:09 PM
These are resources designed to help you and your organisation make a difference for people with disabilities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD).
NDCO Hunter-Central Coast's curator insight, September 7, 2015 8:19 PM

These are resources designed to help you and your organisation make a difference for people with disabilities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD).

Nicole Sharp's curator insight, November 22, 2015 7:01 PM

These are resources designed to help you and your organisation make a difference for people with disabilities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD).

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Costing and Pricing for Disability Service Providers

Costing and Pricing for Disability Service Providers | NT NDCO Newsletter | Scoop.it

NDS and the Curtin University Not-for-profit Initiative have developed a practical learning program aimed at increasing costing and pricing skills for disability service providers across Australia.

 

The program aims to build knowledge and skills around costing and pricing amongst management, financial, service and operational staff.

 

The learning materials have been adapted to be accessible in a number of formats to allow for different learning styles and level of skill.

 

 


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A helpful training program for providers seeking to prepare for the wider implementation of the NDIS.

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NDCO South Western and Western Sydney's curator insight, October 29, 2015 9:41 PM

New free tool to help disability services prepare for the NDIS

Nicole Sharp's curator insight, November 22, 2015 7:04 PM

New free tool to help disability services prepare for the NDIS

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10 Apps for Learners Who Struggle with Reading and/or Writing | Free Resources from the Net for EVERY Learner

10 Apps for Learners Who Struggle with Reading and/or Writing | Free Resources from the Net for EVERY Learner | NT NDCO Newsletter | Scoop.it

Despite the growing use of multimedia in classrooms, schools remain primarily text oriented. This is a major problem for significant numbers of learners who struggle with text. No matter how capable they may be in other respects, these students are not “academically” oriented in the ways that tend to matter most in the classroom.


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Check out these free Apps that aid learners with literacy problems.

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How Amanda Lear didn't let dyslexia stop her from being a successful business woman - ABC Queensland - Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

Amanda Lear is brilliant, and very successful. She was 2013 Telstra Queensland Business Woman of the Year Private and Corporate Sector Award, and she's the co-founder and Managing Director of Indi - How Amanda Lear didn't let dyslexia stop her from being a successful business woman
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Just 1/3 more disabled workers can generate $43 billion in GDP in next 10 years

Just 1/3 more disabled workers can generate $43 billion in GDP in next 10 years | NT NDCO Newsletter | Scoop.it

A fear of the unknown is deterring Australian employers from hiring more people with disabilities, according to the chief executive of one of Australia's largest companies.

 

The report, by Deloitte Access Economics, found that increasing workforce participation rates for people with disabilities by one-third would generate $43 billion in gross domestic product over the next decade.

 

The report also found that increased employment participation would help cover the costs for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, to be introduced to Federal Parliament this month.

Australian Network on Disability chief executive Suzanne Colbert said Australian businesses ranked poorly on a global scale, with only 17 per cent of companies focusing on including people with disability. Australia is ranked 21st out of 29 in OECD countries in employing people with disability.

 

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So why isn't the government leading this and employing those with deep knowledge of specific disabilities to impliment a real NDIS for their cohort? That would require a shift in the way we treat PWD, not as objects of pity but as equals who require a little assistance or modifications to the workplace. You can't just write about it in policies, you have to lead by walking the talk. We advise our friends, "do what you know, what you're passionate about". Who better to have sedentary positions than those who have a wealth of knowledge about their own industry.



Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/disabled-workers-challenge-naive-employers-20121121-29oxp.html#ixzz2D2TGGYG4


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Interesting article, setting out the financial benefits of employing people with disabilities. One of the main barriers being 'fear of the unknown'. The Australian Employers Network on Disability have published an excellent resource, including a 'making it easy' checklist for employers.

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Maria and Viviana 's curator insight, October 4, 2013 11:36 AM

This article is economic. It talks about how disabled workers challenge naive employers. 

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NSW NDIS Website | NSW Government – Information Portal

NSW NDIS Website | NSW Government – Information Portal | NT NDCO Newsletter | Scoop.it

New South Wales was the first Australian state to sign up to the NDIS and is currently preparing for the full rollout of the scheme, which will be completed by 30 June 2018.

 


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"Although this is tailored for the pilot sites in NSW, it provides helpful insight for the NT Disability Sector in preparing for the future under the NDIS. Check out the fact sheets - they provide simple easy to follow guidelines, and answers to 'frequently asked questions"

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NDCO South Western and Western Sydney's curator insight, September 15, 2015 9:53 PM

Information portal for people in NSW on the NDIS and its rollout 

Nicole Sharp's curator insight, November 22, 2015 7:03 PM

Information portal for people in NSW on the NDIS and its rollout 

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discussion-paper-disability.pdf

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"The Australian Human Rights Commission is launching a National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination against Older Australians and Australians with disability.


This Issues Paper sets out important questions, the Consultation for the NT took place in Darwin yesterday, participants raised important issues around people's fear of disclosing their disabilities, the need to promote the really positive benefits of employing people with disabilities, and the vital role that the not for profit disability sector can play.


If you weren't able to attend, you can respond directly to the questions set out in this document - use this as your opportunity to have your say!"

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getreadytoptipsworkbook.pdf

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Fantastic Resources to support young people with disabilities, parents and professionals in planning for effective transitions to further education and the world of work. Please share widely across your networks and encourage people to use these planning tools.

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Good practice good business factsheets | Australian Human Rights Commission

Good practice good business factsheets | Australian Human Rights Commission | NT NDCO Newsletter | Scoop.it
The Good Practice, Good Business factsheets are designed to help promote diversity and prevent discrimination in your workplace. They can be downloaded individually or as a set of 12 factsheets and a policy template. They cover:
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The Australian Human Rights Commission has released a new employers hub - https://www.humanrights.gov.au/our-work/employers including a series of Good practice, good business factsheets designed to help promote diversity and prevent discrimination in the workplace.

 

The suite includes a new factsheet on disability discrimination - https://www.humanrights.gov.au/employers/good-practice-good-business-factsheets/disability-discrimination

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Launch of new NRS app - National Relay Service

Launch of new NRS app - National Relay Service | NT NDCO Newsletter | Scoop.it

On 3 December the Minister for Communications, Malcolm Turnbull, officially launched the NRS app.

It is the first time that any relay service in the world has provided access to a range of relay calls including  internet relay, Speak and Listen, captioned relay, and video relay via a single app for smartphones or tablets. For more information go to http://relayservice.gov.au/

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