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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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