2012 Media Releases

6 December Monumental triumph in $6 billion NDIS funding agreement Word 32kb

28 November Draft NDIS Bill exposes future hopes Word 28kb

16 November New Board at People with Disability Australia Word 37kb

13 November Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse must not forget children with disability Word 34kb

18 September Yes Minister - Once is one time too many! Word 106kb

8 August Well done on NDIS, now the real work begins Word 35kb

26 July Don't let party politics stand in the way of a strong NDIS Word 38kb

11 May Coroner condemns Dickensian state of licensed boarding houses Word 38 kb

10 May Disability representative organisations welcome  funds for NDIS Word 198kb

1 May PWD welcomes Government commitments and looks towards next steps for the NDIS Word 38kb

30 April Let's make our rights real - An NDIS supported by strong, independent advocacy Word 78kb

20 April National Youth Week: PWD supports Australian Youth Ambassador for Development Word 35kb

30 March PWD welcomes new representative body of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability Word 36kb

16 March Six deaths too many: Boarding house reform must happen NOW Word 60kb

16 February Re-launch of Fraser Coast Individual Advocacy Service Word 37kb

6 February Fearless advocate  fought for the rights of people with disability to have a voice Word 789kb

17 January Jetstar to continue second class treatment of people with disability Word 62kb

12 January Keeping the dole low will increase hardship, not employment Word 62kb


PWDA in the Media 2012

21 December
Is our Disability Discrimination Act a bit of a dud? by Craig Wallace, ABC RampUp

6 December
NSW seals deal on NDIS by Daniel Fitzgerald, The Wire

30 November
According human rights to people with disability by Ngila Bevan, Human Rights Law Centre

30 November
National Disability Awards; sometimes we get it right by Craig Wallace, ABC RampUp

27 November
National Disability Insurance Scheme Update by Institute of Public Administration Australia (ACT Division)

21 November
Heinous crime against the disabled must be included in child abuse probe by Sandy Guy, The Age

13 November
NFPs To Be in Royal Commission Spotlight ProBono News

13 November
Defiant Cardinal George Pell says sex abuse royal commission will 'separate fact from fiction' AAP

13 November
Commission must also challenge silence about abuse and disability by Craig Wallace, ABC RampUp

13 November
Call for abuse probe to focus on disabled by AAP The Herald Sun

23 October
NDIS consultation process begins, ABC News
NDIS set for Hunter roll-out, Maitland Mercury 23 October

6 September
The quality of leadership by Craig Wallace, ABC RampUp

5 September
Finally a fair go for the community's forgotten people by Craig Wallace, The Australian

8 August
Is an NDIS the sound of a new Australian settlement? by Craig Wallace, Open Forum

1 August
Boarding house residents 'not consulted' AAP

Critical Reflections on the Status of Women with Disabilities in a Globalised World UNSW Council Chambers

28 July
Disability advocates hail NDIS breakthrough ABC Radio Australia

16 July
Living a good life isn't just about a job by Craig Wallace, ABC RampUp

2 July
More protection for boarding house residents by Adele Horin, Sydney Morning Herald

1 July
People With Disability Australia Participates in Canberra Rally by Robyn Perham, The Ballarat Independant

9 May
Disability Organisations Welcome Funds for NDIS ProBono News

27 June
Background Briefing: licensed boarding houses The Brown Couch

1 May
Rallies herald the introduction of disability scheme by Graham Downie, Canberra Times

11 April
Demanding support for the disabled by Suzanne Devonshire, Our World Today

10 April 
Demanding support for the disabled by Suzanne Devonshire, Our World Today

29 March 
Call to legalise sex workers for people with disability by Tom Nightingale, Yahoo/7 News/ABC News 

4 March 
Mardi Gras float's another hit record for Kylie by Christine Sams & Jonathan Swan Sydney Morning Herald 

23 February
Disability advocate used pain to help others by Jim Simpson, Sydney Morning Herald

17 February
Charity moves into new office by Hannah Busch Fraser, Coast Chronicle

7 February 
Disability Sector Mourns Passing of “Fearless Advocate” Pro Bono News

18 January 
Advocate to appeal decision on wheelchair by Adele Horin, Sydney Morning Herald

17 January 
Court Decision on Jetstar’s Two-Wheelchair Policy a Major Blow - Disability Group Pro Bono News

12 January 
Keeping the Dole Low Will Increase Hardship, Not Employment - Disability Groups Pro Bono News