Labor’s Budget Leaves Disabled People Behind

Australian Greens

In last night’s budget, the Labor Government removed $14.4 billion from the National Disability Insurance Scheme. This is a deliberate decision that will leave disabled people and the community worse off while the government spends records amount on fossil fuels and weapons.

Lines attributed to Senator Jordon Steele-John, Australian Greens Spokesperson for Disability Rights and Services.

“In a cost-of-living crisis, the Labor government is choosing to remove $14.4 billion in funding from the NDIS that will lead to disabled people not getting the support they need when they need it.”

“This government have chosen to abandon disabled people, they have abandoned NDIS workers and they are passing the buck to the millions of Australians who undertake informal carer roles.”

“The ALP have decided that it is more important to fund billions in handouts to weapons manufactures then it is to support our community and the many disabled people that rely on the NDIS to live happy and healthily lives.”

“It’s clear there is not an essential service that Labor won’t cut to fund nuclear submarines and fossil fuel handouts. This government has betrayed the disability community and they should be ashamed of themselves.”

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