SENATOR KATY GALLAGHER
SHADOW MINISTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH
SHADOW MINISTER FOR HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS
SHADOW MINISTER ASSISTING THE LEADER ON STATE AND TERRITORY RELATIONS
ACTING SHADOW MINISTER FOR FAMILIES AND PAYMENTS
ACTING SHADOW MINISTER FOR DISABILITY REFORM
SENATOR FOR THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
- PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY ARE NOT A BURDEN, MR MORRISON -
Scott Morrison has today flagged the possibility of another round of cuts to income support for people with disability, despite the number of people on the DSP actually falling.
This is the latest in a long line of ideological attacks on recipients of the Disability Support Pension by the Abbott-Turnbull Government.
All this Government seems capable of doing is demonising people with disability in order to try and soften the Australian people into accepting cuts to their income support.
People with disability are not a burden. They don’t deserve to be treated as such by this cruel Liberal government.
Labor believes that everyone who can work, should work. We want to see as many people with disability in the workforce as possible.
Overwhelmingly, where they can, people with disability want to find work too.
But people with disability need support to help them get a job, not cuts to their incomes support.
Pushing people with disability further into financial hardship will not help them transition into work.
In 2014, the Liberal Government tried to cut indexation of the Disability Support Pension, a cut that would have left people with disability with $80 a week less within a decade.
Labor fought this cut. And we won.
The last thing people with disability need is a new attack on their income support.
TUESDAY, 3 NOVEMBER 2015