Remove Schedule 2 of the FaHCSIA and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010
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- To the Honourable President and members of the Senate in Parliament assembled:
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Schedule 2 of the Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2010 (Changes to Disability Support Pension) plans to restrict the movement of disabled Australians.
The Bill homepage: http://bit.ly/e66jvR
The government (without regard to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities) wants to restrict international travel for its disabled citizens.
A copy of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities can be downloaded here. http://bit.ly/gtgNyG
Under Article 4:
Countries are to make sure that people with disability enjoy all human rights and fundamental freedoms without discrimination of any kind because of disability.
To do this, countries agree to:
- remove or change laws, policies or ways of doing things that discriminate against people with disability;
- make sure that government officials act consistently with the obligations in the Convention;
and more importantly
Article 18: Liberty of movement and nationality
Countries agree that people with disability are free to move, choose where they live and to have a nationality, in the same way as other people.
They should make sure that people with disability, in the same way as other people:
- have the right to get and change their nationality,
- are free to leave any country (including their own), and
- are able to return to their own country.
Many disabled Australians have family including young children overseas and this bill (if passed) will separate them. Many Australians, disabled and abled, young and old will suffer if this bill becomes law.
People have created lives and families within the boundaries of the law. If that law is changed what regard it is there for the human lives left behind?
A list of Senate committee submissions can be found here. http://bit.ly/dF8zBh
Sadly the committee gave them little to no regard.
To the Honourable President and members of the Senate in Parliament assembled:
We, the undersigned, request that the Senate listen to the voices of Australians that oppose Schedule 2 of the Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2010.
We request that the Senate re-reads the committee submissions more thoroughly.
We request that the Senate consider the impact that this legislature will have on established lives if passed.
We request that the Senate remove schedule 2; however if that cannot be done we request that the Senate grandfathers the new legislation so as not to destroy family structures legally built within the current legislation.
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