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Minister Rishworth must heed calls to axe mutual obligations from disability employment service

The Australian Greens are calling on Minister Amanda Rishworth to listen to disability stakeholders and scrap mutual obligations from the new disability employment service model.

Australian Greens spokesperson for community affairs and social services, Senator Janet Rice said:

“The mutual obligations system for people on income support has long been shown to be punitive, discriminatory, and one that prioritises profits over people.

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Concern over timing of Disability Discrimination Commissioner cuts

The Australian Greens said today that the abolition of the specific position of Disability Discrimination Commissioner would undermine efforts to address discrimination, particularly against people with disability entering the workforce.

"The government will soon start dumping people with disability onto Newstart, and they're getting rid of the position of Disability Discrimination Commissioner just as people are even more likely to be exposed to discrimination," Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens spokesperson on disabilities said today.

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