Have you noticed that the media have gone quiet on a number of events since Abbott was elected? The glaring one of course is the number of boat arrivals. Tony Abbott’s “Stop the boats” slogan has been replaced with “Stop the boat announcements”.
But it’s not just the boats. It includes broken promises.
Deaf Australia Inc has released a statement condemning Tony Abbott’s disregard and treatment of Australians with hearing disability. It hasn’t made its way to the mainstream media, surprise surprise. The announcement, aptly named Abbott Government silences Deaf voice is subject to copyright so I cannot reproduce it, unfortunately. However, I encourage you to read it. It is only a short statement which tells us a lot about the new Government.
I can summarise the statement though:
- Tony Abbott’s election speech commitment has been broken.
- Tony Abbott is cutting services which are important to people with hearing disability.
- Tony Abbott is out of touch with disadvantaged members of our society.
Is anybody here surprised?
Some people might remember a post here at the Café written by one of our readers called “I can’t hear you” which talks of his problems as a person with a hearing impairment. You may wish to read/re-read it. His problems no doubt have been exasperated thanks to the new Prime Minister.
I guess a return to surplus is more important. How about a return to providing services to those most in need?