- One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson shared a video classifying NDIS as a fraud.
- Disability Australia President Nicole Lee said the video did not belong to Australians.
- Lee says people with disabilities already face stigma and abuse.
The latest video labels NDIS as a “scam” and “cheating” and accuses the Labor government of overspending on the scheme. It satirically suggests that those who stick their toes may have access to NDIS funds.
“Especially on Good Friday, we do things like the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal for funding to help hospitals with children with disabilities.”
“Videos like this make our experience in the community even worse, giving people permission to promote abuse and blame us for all the problems in society.”
“We don’t get more than anyone else. We don’t buy yachts. We don’t buy luxuries.”
“offensive and demeaning portrayal of the lives of vulnerable people”
A review of the system was ordered last October to rethink spending.
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/deeply-disturbing-disability-group-concerned-about-pauline-hanson-ndis-video/0z4vyjzhf Pauline Hanson criticized ‘offensive’ NDIS video