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Issues from the Media

See below for a list of recent articles and other media content relevant to children and young people with disability. Media featuring CYDA can be viewed here.   

NDIS fail: Disability pensioner man living in ‘scandalous’ conditions while funding goes unspent
https://goo.gl/xqg3di
ABC News, 23 May 2018

‘We shouldn’t have to fight’: The people falling through the cracks in the NDIS
https://goo.gl/3E7grs
The Canberra Times, 22 May 2018

‘I was told to find a homeless shelter’: Foster carers fight to extend care to 21
https://goo.gl/29qvkk
ABC News, 22 May 2018

Malcolm Turnbull backs Gonski report call to move from mass learning to tailored education
https://goo.gl/GXa4dd
ABC News, 30 April 2018

Children often unseen, unheard, but always hurt by domestic violence
https://goo.gl/Atsg1s
The Sydney Morning Herald, 29 April 2018

Starved, sick and unschooled: Did child protection fail Hayley?
https://goo.gl/u2AB9D
The Age, 27 April 2018

NDIS tight-fisted when death draws near
https://goo.gl/HV85Pa
The Australian, 11 April 2018

Kurt Fearnley’s passionate call for Australians to embrace people with disabilities
https://goo.gl/5oHgiC
Nine News, 11 April 2018

Kurt Furnley’s passionate call to action
https://goo.gl/wAK5gn
Nine News, 11 April 2018

NDIS tight-fisted when death draws near
https://goo.gl/HV85Pa
The Australian, 11 April 2018

NDIS leaving parents of children with a disability feeling stressed, let down by the process
https://goo.gl/dydcCa
ABC Radio Australia, 8 April 2018

Virgin Australia – Disability assistant concession fair
https://goo.gl/Tc1Bkm
Have Wheelchair Will Travel, 6 April 2018

Berejiklian to reverse funding cuts to disability groups
https://goo.gl/3sts4Q
The Canberra Times, 6 April 2018

Centrelink robo-debt program accused of enforcing ‘illegal’ debts
https://goo.gl/vQs6zs
The Guardian, 4 April 2018

Antipsychotics used to manage autism and intellectual disability behaviour can have serious side effects – new study
https://goo.gl/GVFZwD
The Conversation, 4 April 2018

Melbourne police captured on video taking down disability pensionser
https://goo.gl/dJPevy
ABC News, 3 April 2018

Welfare reform package passes parliament 
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/welfare-reform-package-passes-parliament
SBS News, 27 March 2018

Childcare workers’ strike: ‘We educate these children, we’re not babysitting'
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/mar/26/childcare-workers-strike-we-educate-these-children-were-not-babysitting?CMP=share_btn_fb
The Guardian, 26 March 2018

What happens when selfish drivers park in disabled spaces
https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/what-happens-when-selfish-drivers-park-in-a-disabled-spaces-20180324-p4z60t.html
The Sydney Morning Herald, 25 March 2018

NDIS needs the market to help make up at least 60% shortfall in specialist disability housing  https://theconversation.com/ndis-needs-the-market-to-help-make-up-at-least-60-shortfall-in-specialist-disability-housing-93479?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=facebookbutton
The Conversation, 21 March 2018

How the justice system is letting down disabled offenders
https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/how-the-justice-system-is-letting-down-disabled-offenders-20180317-p4z4un.html
The Age, 17 March 2018

The technology that gave Stephen Hawking a voice should be accessible to all who need it
https://theconversation.com/the-technology-that-gave-stephen-hawking-a-voice-should-be-accessible-to-all-who-need-it-93418?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=facebookbutton
The Conversation, 16 March 2018

Airbnb’s new filters aim to improve searches for guests with disabilities
https://www.digitaltrends.com/web/airbnb-accessibility-filters-for-guests-with-disabilities/
Digital Trends, 15 March 2018

More than 33 million Centrelink calls unanswered as DHS denies staffing problem.
https://www.theage.com.au/national/more-than-33-million-centrelink-calls-unanswered-as-dhs-denies-staffing-problem-20180307-h0x4up.html
The Age, 7 March 2018

Calls for Naplan review after report reveals no change in decade of results.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-07/naplan-call-review-after-report-reveals-no-change-in-decade/9519840
ABC News, 7 March 2018

Victorian Youth Justice inquiry finds a rise in children on remand, significant failures in system.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-06/youth-justice-inquiry-finds-rise-in-children-on-remand/9519506
ABC News, 6 March 2018 

New national approach to carer support services announced.
https://www.miragenews.com/new-national-approach-to-carer-support-services-announced/
Mirage News, 5 March 2018

Will Australia follow NT'S promise to raise the age criminal responsibility?
https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/nitv-news/article/2018/03/05/will-australia-follow-nts-promise-raise-age-criminal-responsibility
NITV News, 5 March 2018