2005 National Parent Consultation
During June- July 2005 Deaf Children Australia met with parents from South Australia, Queensland, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, Western Australia and New South Wales.
We wanted to hear from parents the issues facing them on a state to state basis, and to encourage them to share information across borders. It was the first step to building a national parent network.
2007 National Parent Consultation
On 26th and 27th March Deaf Children Australia hosted the 2nd National Parent Council which was attended by parent representatives from South Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, Western Australia and New South Wales.
Deaf Education Review Victoria 2007/2008
In 2007/2008 the Victorian Government commissioned a review of Deaf Education in the State.
During this period Deaf Children Australia, the Parents Federation for Hearing Impaired Children Victoria (PHICV) and other Deaf Education stakeholders were represented on the steering committee who informed the review. Deaf Children Australia, along with PHICV, worked to ensure that families across the state could voice their opinions and views about the adequacies and inadequacies of the current system, as well as give their vision for how deaf education should be.