Watch Pauline Hanson Disability Video
A One Nation video mocking the National Disability Insurance Scheme, which includes offensive depictions of people with a disability, has been condemned, with advocates calling for party leader Pauline Hanson to remove the video and apologize. The clip, which was posted on Friday, is from the YouTube series Pauline Hanson’s Please Explain, and describes the NDIS as a “scam” and a “rort”.
profit from disabled people.”
People with Disability Australia and Advocacy for Inclusion have called for Hanson to withdraw the video and apologize.
The federal opposition leader, Peter Dutton, last month suggested that the Coalition would offer bipartisan support for cuts to the NDIS to pay for the Aukus nuclear submarines.
“It’s an incredibly important program but it needs to be sustainable,” he told ABC’s 7.30. “And if the cost trajectory of that is going to result in it falling over, I think the government itself has pointed out that’s not sustainable.
“So, if there are different ways in which we can provide support to the government, we’re happy to do that.”