Old 11th Oct 2013, 14:21
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The reason this stuff makes me cross is this. I have a son with an intellectual disability. Thanks to a hell of a lot of hard work by his mum ( my darling wife), he is fairly high functioning and independent.

He has been assessed as been eligible for independent living, but government provided places are very thin on the ground due to lack of funding. He gets a disability allowance from Centrelink of $410 a fortnight. The only way he can live independently, and have a somewhat 'normal' life, is if we pay for it...which we do.

If I stuck him on a bloody boat, and dressed him up as an Sri Lankan country shopper, if Sarah Two Dads had her way, or Juliar for that matter, he would probably be better off.

UNHCR..My fat arxe
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