Daily Media Round-Up Weds 17 April 2013

SA: Money can only stretch so far

17 April 2013

Kiera James, Northern Argus

People with disabilities in rural areas risk isolation and have limited opportunities for community engagement and social activities, says SCOSA Blyth Hub Regional Manager, Laura Brunet.

http://www.northernargus.com.au/story/1436253/money-can-only-stretch-so-far/

 

QLD: Disabled man wins 16-year fight with Public Trustee

17 April 2013

Emily Prain, News Mail

Clinton VanDenBerg (right) is finally able to manage his own finances after a lengthy battle with Public Trustee Queensland.

http://www.news-mail.com.au/news/disabled-man-wins-16-year-fight-public-trustee/1832429/

 

VIC: At last, a burden is lifted

17 April 2013

Melissa Cunningham, Melton Weekly

NEW funding will help a north-west support network provide more respite for families of children with a disability.

http://www.meltonweekly.com.au/story/1433197/at-last-a-burden-is-lifted/

 

QLD: Wanton destruction at Dalby's Waminda recycling depot

16 April 2013

Richard Coombs, The Chronicle

STAFF of disability service provider Waminda are at their wits' end after yet another suspected arson attack which destroyed recycled cardboard worth $10,000.

http://www.thechronicle.com.au/news/wanton-destruction-depot-fire-is-probably-arson/1830235/

 

SA: BOY DIED AFTER EATING DIRT AND STONES

16 April 2013

Candice Marcus, ABC

A coronial inquest in Adelaide is examining whether a boy who died after ingesting dirt and rocks was adequately supervised.

http://au.news.yahoo.com/sa/latest/a/-/latest/16758048/boy-died-after-eating-dirt-and-stones/

 

VIC: Flemington cafe helps homeless youth find their feet

17 April 2013

Daniel Paproth, Melbourne Times Weekly

‘‘So they sent me home for palliative care and then my father abandoned me in hospital to die.’’ She then spent two-and-a-half years in an aged care facility, which she describes as a ‘‘very nasty place to live’’.

http://www.melbournetimesweekly.com.au/story/1435291/streat-wise-flemington-cafe-helps-homeless-youth-find-their-feet/

 

NSW: Brooke, 9, strikes gold

17 April 2013

Jack Baker, The Border Mail

LAVINGTON Public School principal Phil Cooper couldn’t remember a time when a student had won a medal at state level, let alone a gold.

http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/1437127/brooke-9-strikes-gold/

 

VIC: Health needs a priority for Women’s Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West’s officer

17 April 2013

Clare Qurick, The Standard

EMMA Mahony wants women’s health to be at the front and centre of everyone’s mind. The former Warr-nambool resident has been appointed Women’s Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West’s first Warrnambool-based research and policy health promotion officer and said women’s health needed to be considered as part of all regional plans

http://www.standard.net.au/story/1436563/health-needs-a-priority-for-womens-health-and-wellbeing-barwon-south-wests-officer/

 

SA: Marathon joy turns to tragedy for Rick and Dick Hoyt

16 April 2013

News.com.au

IT was supposed to be their proudest moment. Father and son team Dick and Rick Hoyt had just had a bronze statue unveiled in their honour, and were looking forward to competing in their 31st Boston Marathon.

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/marathon-joy-turns-to-tragedy-for-rick-and-dick-hoyt/story-e6frea6u-1226621553376

 

NSW: Sentencing was not for teen's death: Judge

17 April 2013

Port Macquarie News

THREE of the four men originally charged in relation to a vicious assault which resulted in the death of Port Macquarie teen Mitchell Voysey and the permanent disability of Luke Blundell in 2010 have ultimately avoided jail.

http://www.portnews.com.au/story/1436658/sentencing-was-not-for-teens-death-judge/

 

NSW: Laughter is the best medicine

17 April 2013

Jessica Willard, The Advertiser

Residents at Cessnock’s Calvary Retirement Community are laughing a little bit harder thanks to the successful humour therapy program ‘Play Up’.

http://www.cessnockadvertiser.com.au/story/1436151/laughter-is-the-best-medicine/

 

NSW: Sydney court house gets $7.5m makeover

17 April 2013

9 News

One of the busiest courthouses in NSW has removed the bars from its holding cells as part of a $7.5 million makeover.

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/2013/04/16/12/51/sydney-court-house-gets-7-5m-makeover

 

 

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