Pretty disgusted with Australia’s PM at the moment

A cartoon of a woman with furious thoughts, sticking her fingers in her ears.

We know it was an offhand and thoughtless comment, but that’s kind of the point.  We get to hear what politicians really think when they aren’t working from a crafted script at an orchestrated event (though comments during a leaders’ debate are generally pretty rehearsed and strategised). As reported across multiple news outlets, the PM observed during the televised debate he and his wife are ‘lucky’ not to have any disabled children.

We agree with Australian of the year Dylan Alcott, every day we wake up and feel blessed to be alive and disabled.  And we know our parents feel that way too. Disabled Australians make a deep and rich contribution to Australian society.  The hope of our Advisory Board is that the platform will assist our members to widen and deeper that impact.

An expression from our PM that he feels lucky is disgusting and offensive. We feel lucky not to have parents who aren’t small-minded and ignorant.

We know it was an offhand and thoughtless comment, but that's kind of the point.  We get to hear what politicians really think when they aren't working from a crafted script at an orchestrated event (though comments during a leaders' debate are generally pretty rehearsed and strategised). As reported across multiple news outlets, the PM observed during the televised debate he and his wife are 'lucky' not to have any disabled children. We agree with Australian of the year Dylan Alcott, every day we wake up and feel blessed to be alive and disabled.  And we know our parents feel that way too. Disabled Australians make a deep and rich contribution to Australian society.  The hope of our Advisory Board is that the platform will assist our members to widen and deeper that impact. An expression from our PM that he feels lucky is disgusting and offensive. We feel lucky not to have parents who aren't small-minded and ignorant.

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