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From the ABC website here.

One commissioner role cut from Human Rights Commission
Updated 1 hour 57 minutes ago

One of the less publicised aspects of the federal budget is the axing of one of the commissioner roles from the Human Rights Commission. The Disability Discrimination Commissioner has been axed, leaving six commissioners in other roles and the president. Current disability discrimination commissioner Graeme Innes, whose term ends in July, says the scrapping of the role will have dire consequences for the disability community in Australia, as it relies on the advocacy provided by a specific commissioner.


Ah the little tidbits that get left out of the main articles. There'll be more ones like this being noticed in the next few days.

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dragonsally
May. 14th, 2014 10:03 am (UTC)
fuckingarsewipeturdfacedidiots.

Also, funding for ramp up on the abc has been demolished.

Clearly this government believes that we don't count at all.
splodgenoodles
May. 14th, 2014 10:11 am (UTC)
So it has...

fuck!
catsidhe
May. 14th, 2014 11:32 am (UTC)
We've known since the Libs didn't even bother to show up for the presentation of the NDIS to parliament that the Liberal Party, as a matter of de facto policy, really couldn't care less if all disabled people died in one big pile in the middle of Federation Square.

They might care if it happened in the middle of St Kilda Road. That would disrupt traffic. Can't have that.
cmcmck
May. 14th, 2014 11:34 am (UTC)
Plainly it's not just the UK's Tories (and their so called liberal so called democrat poodles) who don't give a flying fuck...........
pondhopper
May. 14th, 2014 02:24 pm (UTC)
It's the same situation here in Spain. Odd how those right wing governments all do the same dastardly deeds.
:/
cmcmck
May. 14th, 2014 02:58 pm (UTC)
The right wing- they do what it says on the tin.......
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maju01
May. 14th, 2014 02:55 pm (UTC)
This budget is so depressing.
gillpolack
May. 15th, 2014 02:59 am (UTC)
My Wednesday students and I were so angry about the budget that I got them to write out their anger and use it to learn how to write lucidly with emotion. It was either that, or lose it as a group...

I don't think we've seen most of the consequences yet. The devil is in the fine print. It's as if a few people were engaged in a competition to see who could give the most hurt to the most people.
vassilissa
May. 15th, 2014 06:12 am (UTC)
Well, fuck.
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