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Ableist Media Myths

As a disabled young person, it’s heartbreaking to be bombarded by media that perpetuates ableist attitudes and myths. Especially with the recent federal budget, it’s awful to see headlines that paint people like me as a burden to society or a drain on the economy. I am writing this reflection to disrupt the normalised ableist narrative and bust the media myths that perpetuate it.

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Two women in professional attire at what appears to be a conference (there are people milling about behind them wearing lanyards, and chairs lined up in neat rows). The women are holding yellow children's books and speaking animatedly to each other. The woman on the left has shoulder length blonde hair and is wearing a black dress with a silk scarf. She has distinctive thick black glasses. The woman on the right (recognisable as Minister for Social Services, Amanda Rishworth MP), has curly auburn hair and wears a cream suit.

New funding for Disability Advocacy

Minister for Social Services, Amanda Rishworth MP, has announced an increase in funding for 17 Disability Representative Organisations – including Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA).

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