Media releases & media clips

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2014 Media Releases & Media Clips

16 October - Bundaberg champions honoured for creating inclusive communities

14 October - Gold Coast champions honoured for creating inclusive communities

1 October – Feature on SEAT presenter Sandi Small, RACQ’s Road Ahead Magazine

18 September – Take My Seat Brisbane – Wallaby great ready for firsthand experience of life with a disability

16 September – Take My Seat Gold Coast – Community leaders ready for firsthand experience of life with a disability

8 September - Take My Seat Townsville – Deputy Mayor ready for firsthand experience of life with a disability

29 August – Campaign seeks Queensland’s equal access champions

15 August - Motorcyclists ready to ride for Matt this Sunday

2 June – All states urged to commit to full National Injury Insurance Scheme, no exceptions

23 May – Brisbane mum shares personal experience to help others with rare condition

12 May – Letter to the Editor – Celebrating the power of volunteers

7 May - Renewed calls to vaccinate children amid rise in polio cases overseas

28 April - Mount Isa community to hear important safety messages at free event

15 April – Letter to the Editor – Easter road safety

21 March – Our CEO spoke on PM (national radio program) regarding possible delays to the NDIS roll-out

11 March – The Association’s new office opens in Cairns

19 February - Erin Brockovich becomes Ambassador for Peer Support Team

30 January – Letter to the Editor: congratulations to Dr Vernon Hill on being appointed a Member of the Order of Australia

23 January - Water safety urged to prevent spinal cord injuries this summer

23 January - Safety champions ready to inspire students with free program

2013 Media Releases & Media Clips:

15 November – Cruise highlights need for caution on our roads

15 November - Brisbane City Council named State Champion in accessibility awards

15 November - Cairns company named a ‘champion’ State Finalist

15 November – Brisbane man named a ‘champion’ State Finalist

15 November – Sunshine Coast Council named a ‘champion’ State Finalist

13 November – Wallaby great inspires school leavers to stay safe 

10 November – Spinal Injuries Awareness Week (as part of the Australian Spinal Injury Alliance)

10 November – Letter to the Editor for Spinal Injuries Awareness Week

7 November – Take My Seat Brisbane

31 October – Take My Seat Gold Coast

22 October - World Polio Day highlights polio’s lasting impact in the community

18 October – President a finalist for Queensland Australian of the Year

11 October – Scott receives OAM for valuable community work

2 September – Take My Seat Townsville

29 August – Age discrimination in DisabilityCare funding means over 65s miss out

19 August – Courtney pumped to cycle 3,000 kilometres for a good cause

15 August - Matt’s ride raises $15,000 for the Spinal Injuries Association

12 August - Disability issues front and centre in election

7 August - More than 500 motorcyclists expected to join Matt’s charity ride

31 July – Nominations now open for the 2013 Inclusive Community Champions Awards

30 July – Paul heads way out west to inspire local kids to stay safe

22 July - Minister attends powerful safety program with Aspley kids

27 June - Queensland eagerly awaits the outcomes  of DisabilityCare trial site launches

12 June – School holidays letter to the editor 

11 June – Dedicated Ambassador honoured with OAM

4 June – Budget investment great for Queenslanders with spinal cord injuries

20 May – Matt and Kylie’s love story continues with a new family addition

8 May – Today’s NDIS signed agreement an historical moment for disability sector

8 May – Rare condition doesn’t stop Brisbane mum from living life with enthusiasm

8 May – National Volunteer Week letter to the editor

6 May – Motherhood’s the same no matter what other challenges life throws at you

1 May – Major Queensland disability organisation applauds levy to partly fund NDIS

1 May – Accessible parking win for Fraser Coast residents

18 April – Peer Support team member named the Queensland runner-up in the 2013 Baranardos Mother of the Year Awards

18 April – CEO letter to the editor regarding people with spinal cord injuries becoming parents

11 April – Acting CEO letter to the editor regarding parents choosing not to vaccinate their children

21 March – Disability sector delighted with today’s NDIS Bill becoming legislation

20 March – Easter letter to the editor

1 February  – Beware of post-flood debris

25 January – Dedicated volunteers honoured with OAMs

25 January – Local vounteer honoured with Australia Day Achievement Award

24 January – Spinal Injuries CEO interviewed on ABC 612 Brisbane regarding decreases to beds numbers at the Spinal Injuries Unit

22 January – A new, free employment service to assist Townsville residents

22 January – ABC TV News Brisbane regarding people aged over 65 who are in the Spinal Injuries Unit

22 January – PM (national ABC radio program) regarding people aged over 65 who are in the Spinal Injuries Unit

14 January – Free safety program available to Queensland schools

9 January – Local people with disabilities to make submissions to the Senate

2012 Media Releases & Media Clips:

12 December – Today’s NDIS announcement a good start

8 December – Brisbane access story featured in The Courier-Mail

6 December – Townsville girl’s artwork to feature in Queensland calendar

4 December – Fashion parade celebrates diversity

3 December – Safety a priority throughout festive season

16 November – Brisbane City Council named a state ‘champion’

12 November – Alliance rebuilds lives by empowering and supporting people following a spinal cord injury

12 November – Mackay ‘champions’ honoured for their inclusivity

7 November – Sunshine Coast ‘champions’ honoured for their inclusivity

5 November – Rockhampton ‘champions’ honoured for their inclusivity

2 November – Matt’s motorcycle fundraisers recognised with achievement award

2 November – Brisbane ‘champions’ honoured for their inclusivity

30 October - Toowoomba ‘champions’ honoured for their inclusivity

29 October – Ipswich ‘champions’ honoured for their inclusivity

19 October – Fraser Coast ‘champions’ honoured for their inclusivity

18 October – Bundaberg ‘champions’ honoured for their inclusivity

16 October – ‘Purple pinkies’ highlight the quest to eradicate polio

15 October – Cairns ‘champions’ honoured for their inclusivity

11 October – Celebrity cooks sample sweets to support a NDIS

10 October – Gold Coast ‘champions’ honoured for their inclusivity

14 September – Capping Taxi Subsidy Scheme will disadvantage Queenslanders with disabilities

12 September – 2012-13 Budget a good start

16 August – Townsville identities sign up for significant social awareness event

6 August – NDIS panel discussion on ABC 612 Brisbane. Listen here. (21 minutes in length).

18 July – Huge Cowboys fan to lead charity’s community corner

27 June – Senator Jan McLucas coming to listen to people with disabilities

12 June – Dedicated volunteers honoured with OAMs

28 May – Powerful new program creates positive perspective for North Queenslanders with spinal cord injuries

24 May – Capalaba man joins award-winning injury prevention program with impressive history

17 May – Wayne’s western journey to inspire safety in Queensland school children

10 May – Silent army breaks its silence on its daily struggle for support

9 May - NDIS Budget announcement a good start but still a long way to go to build the new system

24 April - Matt’s motorcycle convoy raises funds for Queenslanders with spinal cord injuries

17 April – Broken promise in focus at tomorrow’s election forum

16 April – Hundreds to rally for national support that would change the lives of people with disabilities

4 April – Griffith University and the Spinal Injuries Association launch innovative law project

2 April – Inclusive CBD Playground: a City Heart for Kids

26 March – Hear 4KQ’s Laurel Edwards speak about her Take My Seat experience.

23 March – Hear the 4KQ interview with Spinal Injuries Association member Robert Spencer, who shares what the Take My Seat event is all about

7 March - Forum promises policies on disability for locals

2 March -  Access & Inclusion Plan is good news for Sunshine Coast

2 March - Spinal Injuries Association volunteer recognised with national fundraising award

28 February – Brisbane community leaders issued a challenge: spend a morning using a wheelchair

22 February – Powerful new program creates positive perspective for Queenslanders with spinal cord injuries

15 February – Continued learning secures Townsville mum a golden career opportunity

7 February – Health overhaul reaps rewards and awards 

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For our 2009 media releases, click here.

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