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Bipartisan stance sends clear message about abuse of citizens with disability

One of the few bipartisan policies of the Victorian election campaign was to hold a Parliamentary inquiry into abuse of people with disability.

When two opposing sides join together to support a cause, it sends a powerful message: we can not tolerate the abuse of people with disability.

This bipartisan support was sealed last week following outstanding investigative journalism by Nick McKenzie and Richard Baker in The Age and on ABC's Four Corners. They exposed failures in preventing and responding to extreme cases of abuse at one of Victoria's largest disability service providers, Yooralla.

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Source: The Age
When: 09/12/2014

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