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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
ABC News, 23 May 2018

‘We shouldn’t have to fight’: The people falling through the cracks in the NDIS
The Canberra Times, 22 May 2018

‘I was told to find a homeless shelter’: Foster carers fight to extend care to 21
ABC News, 22 May 2018

Malcolm Turnbull backs Gonski report call to move from mass learning to tailored education
ABC News, 30 April 2018

Children often unseen, unheard, but always hurt by domestic violence
The Sydney Morning Herald, 29 April 2018

Starved, sick and unschooled: Did child protection fail Hayley?
The Age, 27 April 2018

NDIS tight-fisted when death draws near
The Australian, 11 April 2018

Kurt Fearnley’s passionate call for Australians to embrace people with disabilities
Nine News, 11 April 2018

Kurt Furnley’s passionate call to action
Nine News, 11 April 2018

NDIS tight-fisted when death draws near
The Australian, 11 April 2018

NDIS leaving parents of children with a disability feeling stressed, let down by the process
ABC Radio Australia, 8 April 2018

Virgin Australia – Disability assistant concession fair
Have Wheelchair Will Travel, 6 April 2018

Berejiklian to reverse funding cuts to disability groups
The Canberra Times, 6 April 2018

Centrelink robo-debt program accused of enforcing ‘illegal’ debts
The Guardian, 4 April 2018

Antipsychotics used to manage autism and intellectual disability behaviour can have serious side effects – new study
The Conversation, 4 April 2018

Melbourne police captured on video taking down disability pensionser
ABC News, 3 April 2018

Welfare reform package passes parliament
SBS News, 27 March 2018

Childcare workers’ strike: ‘We educate these children, we’re not babysitting'
The Guardian, 26 March 2018

What happens when selfish drivers park in disabled spaces
The Sydney Morning Herald, 25 March 2018

NDIS needs the market to help make up at least 60% shortfall in specialist disability housing
The Conversation, 21 March 2018

How the justice system is letting down disabled offenders
The Age, 17 March 2018

The technology that gave Stephen Hawking a voice should be accessible to all who need it
The Conversation, 16 March 2018

Airbnb’s new filters aim to improve searches for guests with disabilities
Digital Trends, 15 March 2018

More than 33 million Centrelink calls unanswered as DHS denies staffing problem.
The Age, 7 March 2018

Calls for Naplan review after report reveals no change in decade of results.
ABC News, 7 March 2018

Victorian Youth Justice inquiry finds a rise in children on remand, significant failures in system.
ABC News, 6 March 2018 

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?
NITV News, 5 March 2018