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Covid-19 terrifies Australians with disabilities, who feel they are ‘expendable’ – The Guardian

Disability royal commission hears the impact of coronavirus is similar to the ‘national tragedy’ of aged care

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Australians with disabilities have suffered higher rates of domestic and family violence, are experiencing suicidal thoughts, and felt expendable during the Covid-19 pandemic, a royal commission has heard.
On Tuesday, the disability royal commission began a week of urgent hearings into the impact that coronavirus was having on people with disabilities.
Witnesses said it had exposed the issues with Centrelink payments, disability support, the communitys lack of understanding of disability, and …

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