News and events

Captioned relay launched

28 October 2013

The NRS today launched the latest in its series of new call options for deaf, hearing-impaired and speech-impaired Australians. Captioned relay was launched by Mark Darras, the chair of the Telecommunications Universal ...

NRS announces members of advisory committee

18 October 2013

The NRS today announced the members of its first National Advisory Committee [NAC]. The committee is a diverse group of NRS stakeholders whose purpose is to provide feedback to the NRS on ...

Help name our new film!

23 September 2013

We want your help to name our exciting new film, our first since the immensely popular 'Quiet Signs of Love'. Watch the film and then leave us your suggestions for titles on ...

Hearing Awareness Week 2013

20 August 2013

This is a great opportunity to think about how your organisation or practice can serve Australians with hearing impairments, and how you as an individual can raise awareness of hearing loss issues. ...

Join our Hearing Awareness Week campaign

1 August 2013

The NRS’s Hearing Awareness Week campaign (25-31 August, 2013) is a great opportunity to think about how your organisation or practice can serve Australians with hearing impairments. The NRS is the Australia-wide ...

SMS relay and video relay now live

2 July 2013

We are very excited to be launching two new services for Australians who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment. SMS relay – a service that allows NRS users to ...

'Quiet signs' hits one million, screens in Serbia

7 May 2013

As part of a launch in Belgrade of the Serbian edition of a book on the theory and practice of sign language interpreting, the Australian Ambassador to Serbia, Dr Helena Studdert, presented the NRS ...

Change of NRS website address

25 March 2013

Today the address of the NRS website was changed from to This change reinforces the NRS website as part of an important Australian Government program, and as a source of ...

E-learning experience for health professionals

11 March 2013

The NRS is today launching a special e-learning module, ‘Understanding the NRS’, for health and aged care professionals. If you're a health professional who needs to know more, or refresh your knowledge ...

Human Rights Commission celebrates 20 years with some great films about disability

7 March 2013

Geoffrey Scott is a sculptor, painter and, sometimes, comedian. Being deaf from birth hasn’t stopped him from being creative. But when it came to making phone calls, Geoff hit a wall. He ...

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