Why does sign language compel otherwise intelligent men to make comments of such inane stupidity about deaf people? Perhaps the juiciest part of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s press conference late in June to announce universal screening of newborns for hearing impairment was the lone question asked by an unknown journalist at the very end. This […]
Author: Michael Uniacke
I’m a writer. But that doesn’t pay the mortgage. I work for the Victorian Government in disability policy. That pays the mortgage. Previously I’ve worked as a subeditor on newspapers and magazines for the Fairfax/Rural Press group. As an editor for several community publications. As a freelance writer. I also worked for deaf organisations. And for six years I assessed income tax returns. And once I was a ball boy for the Victorian Open Tennis Championships.