‘Go away!’: Liberal Senator slams critics of PM’s autism comment
Liberal Senator Hollie Hughes has hit out at Labor MPs criticising the Prime Minister’s comments in regards to children with autism.
When asked about the National Disability Insurance Scheme from a woman who has an autistic son during last night’s leaders’ debate, Mr Morrison said: “Jenny and I have been blessed. We’ve got two children who haven’t had to go through that.”
Shadow Minister for the NDIS Bill Shorten has seized on the remark saying, “every child is a blessing”.
Senator Hughes has a son with autism and told Ben Fordham those who are criticising the comment are “missing the point”.
“Go away! Stop politicising our experience if you’ve never been through it.”
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