ACT election – Canberra Liberals respond
We’ve asked all major parties to support making hearing health and well-being a national health priority if they win government after the ACT elections. It’s good news from ACT Opposition Leader and health spokesperson, Jeremy Hanson.
Here’s his response:
Thank you for your enquiry regarding our position on hearing health becoming a national health priority.
As you may be aware, my team and I have long been champions of hearing health. Our team moved an important motion on this very topic during the August sittings this year. In it, my colleague Ms Lawder said:
I would like to see into the future more ACT government material being more accessible, to improve communication accessibility so that no Canberran is excluded and everyone can participate fully in a socially inclusive city.
I would also like to see the ACT government improving employment opportunities for people with disability in the ACT public service. My motion calls upon the ACT government to do that.
Ms Lawder was instrumental in getting Auslan interpreters onto the floor of the Assembly, and of increasing awareness, openness and opportunities in the ACT Assembly.
Ms Lawder also employs a deaf staff member, and we have all made efforts to welcome, include and accommodate our valued colleague.
In conclusion, I would like to commend those societies working to help those in the hearing health sector and I confirm that, if elected, we would work towards making hearing a national health priority at COAG.
Leader of the Opposition