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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.   

Disabled LGBT+ young people face a battle just to be taken seriously
The Conversation, 9 August 2018

Labor pledges to scrap NDIS staff cap amid outsourcing concerns
The Guardian, 8 August 2018

How can we address violence against women and girls with disability?
Devex, 6 August 2018

Inclusion Lacking In Top Hollywood Films
Disability Scoop, 31 July 2018

Concerns NDIS Fraud Squad will ‘Criminalise People with Disability’
Pro Bono Australia, 27 July 2018

First ever physical disability rugby league world cup challenge kicking off in Sydney
Triple M, 26 July 2018

Global Disability Summit is full of opportunity and promise
The Guardian, 24 July 2018

What Hollywood Can Learn From Aerie’s Inclusive Ad Campaign
Study Break, 21 July 2018

Disability Groups Slam Changes to DES Program
Pro Bono Australia, 19 July 2018

Human rights report calls for new approach to tackle violence against people with disabilities
ABC News, 17 July 2018

Children with disability pushed out of ‘education system’
The Canberra Times, 1 July 2018

Bureaucratising disability
The Saturday Paper, 30 June 2018

‘Shamed’ out of day care, companies set their sights on NDIS billions
The Sydney Morning Herald, 29 June 2018

Royal Commission allows social sector to help disability abuse victims
Pro Bono Australia, 26 June 2018

Background Briefing: Carers who kill
ABC RN, 24 June 2018 

Inclusive education is a plus for children of all abilities


The Seattle Times, 22 June 2018

Hip-hop video by advocacy and peer disability support group uses technology to break new ground
ABC News, 21 June 2018

‘She’s already suffered enough’: Angelina is stuck in a dementia ward  
The Canberra Times, 18 June 2018

Australia’s Sustainable Development Goals need “concrete roadmaps”
Third Sector, 18 June 2018

Everyone has a moral imperative to uphold the rights of persons with disability, says UN chief
The European Sting, 14 June 2018

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