Auslan Updates

Auslan Updates

On this page, we will be providing regular Auslan only video updates accompanied by a English text summary. These will also be posted on our social media channels: Facebook, InstagramTwitter.

All previous Auslan Updates can be watched on our YouTube playlist "Auslan Updates". Click here to watch.

For more information regularly check our social media channels.


Auslan summary coming soon

Auslan Update - 30 September, 2020

Click here to view full English transcript and view our sources.

Key points:

  • Queensland scientists are developing a fast COVID-19 test.

  • Australia's fruit and vegetable farmers need an extra 26,000 workers to harvest their crops this summer.
  • From yesterday, Victoria has reported 13 new cases of COVID 19 and 4 people have died.
  • Traces of COVID-19 have been found during sewage testing in Anglesey.
  • Tasmania's only permanent queer venue, Flamingos Dance Bar in Hobart, is closing its doors at the end of October.
  • In America on the 23rd Sept the Federal court ordered the white house to provide ASL interpreters for all press briefings from 1st October.
  • American Presidential Debate 2020 live with ASL Deaf interpreters.
  • Today is the International Translation Day.

Watch the Victorian Premier Auslan interpreted Press Conference, click here.


 

Auslan Update - 29 September, 2020

Click here to view full English transcript and view our sources.

Key points:

  • Today Cardinal George Pell will return to Rome today. This is his first time back since 2017 when he was accused of child sexual abuse.

  • Today is National Police Remembrance Day. This is a special day held every year to pay respect to police officers who have died in the line of duty.
  • This morning Daniel Andrews acknowledged National Police Remembrance Day.
  • From yesterday, Victoria has found 10 new cases of COVID-19.
  • Now with school holidays, Tasmania’s tourism industry is improving.
  • The number of recorded COVID-19 infections in India has reached six million cases.

Watch the Victorian Premier Auslan interpreted Press Conference, click here.


 

Auslan Update - 28 September, 2020

Click here to view full English transcript and view our sources.

Key points:

  • From today, JobKeeper payments will be reduced. JobKeeper will continue through to March next year, but with different rates and eligibility requirements.

  • New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Arden, has said that travel between New Zealand and some states of Australia could be possible before the end of the year if COVID-19 cases continue to decline.
  • Today, Victoria has recorded only 5 new cases and but unfortunately there have been 3 more deaths.
  • Trevor Norton is a resident of the west coast participated in the rescue of pod of whales who beached themselves last week. He says he no longer thinks of whales as “just another fish”. 
  • The New York Times has reported that Donald Trump paid only $750 in 2016 and 2017. 

Watch the Victorian Premier Auslan interpreted Press Conference, click here.


Victorian Government’s Second Step - Auslan Summary

This video summarises key details from the Victorian Premier's Press Conference on 27 September about some changes and the steps that Victoria will take.

A statement from the Victorian premier can be read here:
https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/statement-from-the-premier-27-09-2020

Metropolitan Melbournes Second Step can be read here:
click here to download.


Auslan Update - 25 September, 2020

Click here to view full English transcript and view our sources.

Key points:

  •  During the International Week of Deaf People, today’s theme is ‘Equal opportunities for all Deaf people’.

  • Today, changes to Job Seeker payments roll out.
  • From yesterday Victoria has found 14 new COVID-19 cases.
  • The Government has announced further support for year 12 VET and VCAL students.
  • Yesterday in India, former Victorian and Australian cricket legend and commentator Dean Jones died aged 59.
  • This morning Tasmania's Parks and Wildlife Service have confirmed that 350 pilot whales have died in this week's mass stranding.
  • In Vietnam, police have raided a warehouse confiscating over 300,000 used condoms which had been cleaned and they planned to be resold as new.

Watch the Victorian Premier Auslan interpreted Press Conference, click here.


Auslan Update - 24 September, 2020

Click here to view full English transcript and view our sources.

Key points:

  •  During the International Week of Deaf People, today’s theme is ‘The Legal Recognition of Signed Languages’.

  • In 1996, 18-year-old Sarah Spiers disappeared from Claremont, Perth after a night out with friends. Her body was never found.
  • As of tomorrow, there will be changes to Job Seeker payments.
  • From yesterday Victoria has found 12 new COVID-19 cases.
  • In Tasmania, whale rescuers have managed to release 70 of the beached pilot whales back into the ocean. 

Watch the Victorian Premier Auslan interpreted Press Conference, click here.


Auslan Update - 23 September, 2020

Click here to view full English transcript and view our sources.

Key points:

  • Today is a special day, it is the International Day of Sign Languages.

  • Due to the COVID 19 pandemic the increase in people working from home has increased demand for internet by up to 80 per cent and has resulted in slow speeds in some cities.
  • From Yesterday Victoria has found 15 new cases of COVID-19.
  • Yesterday, in the Yarra Ranges, 14yr old William Wall went missing while out for a walk on his own.
  • Today on Tasmania’s West Coast, another 200 hundred pilot whales are stranded in shallow water.

Watch the Victorian Premier Auslan interpreted Press Conference, click here.


 

Auslan Update - 22 September, 2020

Click here to view full English transcript and view our sources.

Key points:

  • During the National Week of Deaf People, today’s theme is ‘Inclusive Sign Language Environments’.

  • In 2008 Malka Leifer ran away to Israel after finding out thee of her former students planned to file a complaint with police.
  • From Yesterday Victoria has found 28 new cases of COVID-19.
  • This week is Dementia Action Week, and today the Victorian Government announced a $30million package for aged care.
  • Yesterday on Tasmania’s West Coast, hundreds of pilot whales became stranded shallow water.
  • Today marks 75 years since the United Nations was established.

Watch the Victorian Premier Auslan interpreted Press Conference, click here.


 

  

Government’s Coronavirus roadmap to reopening Regional Victoria - Auslan Summary

This video summarises key details from the Victorian Premier's Press Conference on 6 September about the Government’s Coronavirus roadmap to reopening Regional Victoria.

The full Victorian Government Coronavirus roadmap to reopening information can be read here:
https://www.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19-restrictions-roadmaps

A statement from the Victorian premier can be read here:
https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/statement-from-premier


Government’s Coronavirus roadmap to reopening Metro Melbourne - Auslan Summary

This video summarises key details from the Victorian Premier's Press Conference on 6 September about the Government’s Coronavirus roadmap to reopening Metro Melbourne.

The full Victorian Government Coronavirus roadmap to reopening information can be read here:
https://www.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19-restrictions-roadmaps

A statement from the Victorian premier can be read here:
https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/statement-from-premier

Watch the Victorian Premier Auslan interpreted Press Conference, click here.