06/06/2012

Greens MLC Colleen Hartland tabled a petition in Victorian Parliament today on behalf of the Deaf community, their families, friends and workplaces.

"I am very proud to bring this petition to Parliament, bearing 791 signatures of Victorians calling for action to save the full time Diploma of Auslan (Australian Sign Language) course at Kangan Institute, thereby ensuring the continuation of comprehensive high level Auslan training," said Colleen Hartland

"Communication is a basic human right."

"This is a very strong campaign by the community, and I am proud to represent them in Parliament.  We will keep the campaign going in parliament and in the community until funding is restored," said Ms Hartland.

For comment: Colleen Hartland - 9689 6373