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Welcome

Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA) is the national peak body which represents children and young people (aged 0-25) with disability. CYDA is a not for profit, community organisation.

CYDA receives its core funding under the Commonwealth Department of Social Services national secretariat program. CYDA has also received project funding from the Department of Social Services to provide information, referral and systemic advocacy regarding the experiences of children with disability in relation to the work of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

CYDA provides a link between the direct experiences of children and young people with disability and their families to federal government and other key stakeholders.

Feedback sought on inquiry into lowering the voting age

The Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Lowering Voting Age and Increasing Voter Participation) Bill 2018 has been introduced to change the voting age from 18 to 16 years. There is currently a parliamentary inquiry regarding this bill. Further information on the inquiry is available at https://goo.gl/xLQxYz.

CYDA will be making a submission to this inquiry and is seeking feedback from young people with disability and others who are interested in contributing. The feedback received will be a key informant of CYDA’s submission.

Specifically, CYDA would like to find out the following:

  • Whether or not you believe the voting age should be lowered; 
  • Three reasons why you believe the voting age should, or should not be, lowered; and 
  • A brief description of you (e.g. whether you are a young person with disability, a young person without disability, a family member of someone with disability, or some other stakeholder). 

Please provide feedback to Phebe Shields by email at phebeshields@cyda.org.au or phone on 03 9417 1025. Any information you provide will remain completely confidential.

Please provide feedback by Friday 3 August 2018.

Thank you for your assistance.


 


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Media Inquiries

Contact Stephanie Gotlib
Chief Executive Officer
03 9417 1025
stephaniegotlib@cyda.org.au

Registration for CYDA E-News enables you to receive CYDA newsletters, updates and other correspondence by email. This subscription does not include membership to CYDA or the additional benefits that membership provides. For membership enquiries please visit our Membership page.

Media Inquiries

Contact Stephanie Gotlib
Chief Executive Officer
03 9417 1025
stephaniegotlib@cyda.org.au