Also from SBS News, polling shows 71 per cent of Australians want a more diverse parliament, and both Labor and Coalition spokespeople declined to comment on whether the parties would support reform to the immigration health requirement if elected this weekend, or why the full list of recommendations from the bipartisan 2010 parliamentary inquiry had not been implemented, while Greens Senator Jordan Steele-John said he would swiftly move to introduce legislation reforming the requirement.
This week, ABC News answered whether you can and have to vote if you are terminally ill, and also wrote about voting accessibility, and the problems faced by people with intellectual disability when enrolling to vote.
From 9 News: ‘Could you live on $39 a day?’ Newstart under the microscope again on Q&A.
From the Examiner: Labor promises $1 million for Special Olympics in Launceston but state government not consulted before pledge.
From My GC: Federal Labor investment promised for the Gold Coast Titans.
And Pro Bono News spoke to a Melbourne wheelchair user and campaigner about her experience of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and what a change in government would mean for her and other people in the disability community.
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