The recent decision by the High Court of Australia that excluding a Deaf juror is not unlawful has been met with much disappointment.
In the case of Lyons vs. the State of Queensland the ruling of the High Court has deemed that when a Deaf person is summoned to serve on a jury they may not be granted interpreting services to support them in this service.
To read the full response from ASLIA aslia-media-release-gaye-lyons-high-court-8-october-2016-doc.
To read more on this case: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-05/deaf-woman-gaye-lyons-loses-high-court-challenge-juror/7904324
To view a response by Todd Wright, President of Deaf Australia click here: https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/icymi?source=feed_text&story_id=1321808384519368