Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Thalidomide victim told by Centrelink to prove they still had no arms


The minister relates how he's received a flood of complaints about the Centrelink reviews being conducted by the Turnbull gov. In his short speech he tells of a person who was told by Centrelink to prove that he still didn't have arms, to keep getting the DSP. He is a thalidomide victim and has had no arms since birth.

Another person, after losing their leg in an accident, was refused the DSP because Centrelink said his leg would grow back.

If you listen to a lot of the media, some people think all you do is walk in the Centrelink door and they throw money at you. I wish it was as hard for the politicians to get gov money as it is to apply for the DSP.