Abbott Government ignores completely stakeholder advice on disability employment

Submitted by bobb on Tue, 17/12/2013 - 00:00

Following misinformation in the media (see, A4 wrote to the newly elected Prime Minister warning about policy that vilifies people with severe and profound disability for being unemployed.

This information is essential for the Treasurer and the Finance Minister ... but the Prime Minister's office chose to not send the letter to most of the key agencies and Ministers. Apparently, they sent it only to the Department of Social Services. The Social Services Department's response (download below) shows little or no recognition of the letter's content.

Sadly, the response shows that the Government completely ignored the warning from stakeholders.

There is a popular and entirely reasonable conclusion drawn about people who repeat the same actions expecting different outcomes. Such behaviour from a Government does not earn (or deserve) respect from voters.

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