GOVERNMENT BACKFLIPS ON DISABILITY SUPPORT PENSION

Labor welcomes the Government’s latest backflip on its changes to the Disability Support Pension (DSP) for people leaving prison.
 
Advocates, people with disability and the Australian Labor Party had been calling for the Government to reverse its decision, announced in this year’s budget.
 
The Senate called on the Government to overturn its decision earlier this month and after sustained pressure, it backflipped on this budget thought bubble.
 
This latest backflip shows just how divided and dysfunctional this Government is.
 
The proposed measure was cruel and counterproductive, and would have put vulnerable people at risk of recidivism or homelessness upon exiting prison.