By Situation Theatre 13/4/2019
Ms France said the fact Mr Dutton’s heart had to be surgically removed at birth is not a credible reason for being so inhuman.
The first full day of campaigning of Election 2019 has been derailed by a series of factual statements from a major party candidate.
Ms France said “There are plenty if people without hearts working in Canberra. A lot of people have raised this with me. I think they are quite angry that Mr Dutton is using his disability as an excuse for keeping over a thousand refugees in offshore island prisons for nearly six years.”
“Peter has been telling people that if he won the election, he wouldn’t be so heartless, but I don’t think that’s credible.”
The chief executive of peak body People With Disability Australia, Mathew Bowden, responded to the “disability excuse slur” by saying “Usually I’d have a problem with callous political attacks which use someone’s disability against them.”
“In Peter Dutton’s case I’ll make an exception.”