Tony Abbot has a scheme to make life harder for people with disabilities.
Perhaps Mr Abbot would care to try living on disability pension?
For his information, disability pensioners have actual medical conditions which are, you know, like, disabling? Those I know on benefits spend most of their time going back and forth between doctors, hospital clinics and the like for treatments, and spend most of their money on necessities including medication. And they have only gone onto the benefit with extreme reluctance, preferring to hold down at least a part-time job while they still could manage it – sometimes even beyond when they could reasonably be expected to manage.
It is already hard enough for a well person to navigate the heartless Centrelink beaurocracy; why make the lives of people who have disabling medical conditions even harder?
(And I haven’t even started in on the idiocy of making it harder for people to access unemployment benefits in the middle of a Global Financial Crisis).