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2011 Media Releases

13 December Minister for Disability Reform: a welcome new position from the Prime Minister Word 31kb

9 December People with disability: ‘our human rights, our lives’ Word 33kb

1 December World AIDS Day: Let's talk about accessible Sex Ed Word 35kb

31 October Jetstar’s ‘two wheelchair policy’ challenged in federal court Word 35kb

14 October Australians with disability participate in World Assembly Word 202kb

16 August Ombudsman’s Report a Damning Indictment of Licensed Boarding House Monitoring and Reform Word 37kb

10 August Let's work together towards a National Disability Insurance Scheme Word 36kb

2 August PWDA welcomes early release of the Final Report on Disability Care and Support Word 35kb

18 July PWDA demands $15 million compensation for residents of Grand Western Lodge Word 44kb

10 June World Report in Disability sets the agenda for government action Word 37kb

9 June New funds will strengthen the voice of people with disability in Australia Word 34kb

8 June People with Disability support ASU Equal Pay Day of Action Word 33kb

27 May PWDA Endorses Campaign for National Disability Insurance Scheme 137kb Word

11 May Good news for students, mental health; Mixed news for people on the DSP 33kb Word

10 May Supporting people to live ordinary lives: In Control BIG Event 2011 51kb Word

15 March PWDA launch NSW Election Platform 40kb Word

8 March International Women's Day - human rights still not reality for women with disability 37kb Word

24 February PWDA launches new advocacy service in Mount Isa 35kb Word

14 February Business Council must rethink its approach to people with disability 34kb Word

 

PWDA in the Media 2011

13 December Cabinet Reshuffle Significant for NFPs by Ryan Witcombe, Pro Bono News

12 December Poverty reports validate our concerns by Michael Bleasdale, ABC Ramp Up

5 December Interview on WHO World Report on Disability Symposium by Ashley Dollin, SBS Radio World

3 December Forced sterilisation of women with disability Radio 3CR

2 December Disability Group Calls for Accessible Sex Education Pro Bono News

30 November Interview on PWC Report: Disability Expectations: Investing in a better life, a stronger Australia Publication Radio 2UE

30 November Interview on PWC Report: Disability Expectations: Investing in a better life, a stronger Australia Radio WSFM

30 November Interview on PWC Report: Disability Expectations: Investing in a better life, a stronger Australia by John Morrison, ABC Statewide Drive

29 November Violence against Women with Disability Radio 2Ser

6 November Massive blow-out in Australian dole queue The Sunday Telegraph

5 November Massive blow-out in Australian dole queue iCourier Mail

25 October Disabled women vulnerable to abuse Pro Bono News

24 October Disabled women vulnerable to abuse Ninemsn

17 October Taskforce's house of horror fear by Linda Silmalis, Sunday Telegraph

3 October City lacks care North West Star

2 September Millthorpe residents, staff speak out over lodge scandal by Ryan Young, Blayney Chronicle

2 September Call for special investigation into Millthorpe lodge by Ryan Young, Blayney Chronicle

25 August Urgent boarding house reform needed by Clover Moore, Sydney Central

18 August Shocking abuse and neglect revealed in boarding houses across NSW by Adele Horin, Camden Advertiser

18 August Millthorpe boarding house almost empty by Adele Horin, Blayney Chronicle

17 August  Abuse and neglect in boarding houses across NSW Radio 2UE – Mornings with David Oldfield

17 August Shocking abuse and neglect revealed in boarding houses across NSW by Adele Horin, Sydney Morning Herald

16 August Residents pulled from boarding house by Adele Horin, Central Western Daily

11 August The NDIS: Our Time Starts Now by Michael Bleasdale, Ramp Up (ABC)

10 August Sweeping Disability Reforms: Gillard Backs NDIS Pro Bono News

10 August Discussion on NDIS ABC News 24 Live interview

4 August  Scandal engulfs Millthorpe Lodge by Adele Horin, Blayney Chronicle

3 August Disability Sector Eagerly Awaiting Landmark Report Pro Bono News

3 August PWD welcomes early release of the Final Report on Disability Care and Support by Disability Employment Australia

1 August Millthorpe lodge scandal deepens by Adele Horin, Blayney Chronicle 

1 August Disability Support Pension rules tightened by Natalie Muller, The Wire

30 July Lambasted boarding house has 18 residents removed by Adele Horin, Sydney Morning Herald

23 July Victim's sister relives pain of boarding house case by Adele Horin, Sydney  Morning Herald

23 July Sad truth behind closed doors by Adele Horin, Sydney Morning Herald

22 July Breaking the silence; boarding houses and abuse by Sonya Price-Kelly, Ramp Up (ABC)

18 July $15m bid for damages in boarding house case by Adele Horin, Sydney Morning Herald

16 July Disturbing tales from behind closed doors by Adele Horin, Sydney Morning Herald

15 July Disturbing tales from behind closed doors by Adele Horin, Donnybrook- Bridgetown Mail

3 July Disability groups says jobs scheme falls short Canberra Times

28 June Struggling for Support 6.30 with George Negus (Network Ten)

2 June Pension Fraud Uncovered Today Tonight (Channel 7)

9 May ASU Equal Pay Rally on Radio 89.7 East Side FM

11 March Federal budget 2011 ABC Radio (Australia Talks)

28 February National disability scheme could cost $10b by Naomi Woodley, ABC News Online

28 February National disability scheme could cost $10b by Naomi Woodley, Yahoo  News/7 News

28 February Landmark disability insurance report release by Naomi Woodley, ABC Radio AM Program

25 February Launch of Mt Isa Office ABC Radio North West Queensland

18 January Floodwater wipes out premises by Nat Bromhead, Fraser Coast Chronicle

10/11 May PWDA Tom Ferguson’s presentation at In Control Big Event Word 18kb

21 March Parent Testimony: people with disability should live in the community Word 43kb