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New senator fights for disability rights

Wed, 06 Dec 2017, 05:03 PM

SBS News, 1 December 2017
 
Australia's youngest senator has vowed to be a tireless champion for people with disability, urging politicians to do more for future generations.
 
West Australian Greens senator Jordon Steele-John made his first speech to parliament on Wednesday after being sworn-in earlier in the month as the replacement for Scott Ludlam - the first MP to leave parliament over the dual citizenship saga.
 
Senator Steele-John, 23, who has mild cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, said his presence in parliament was a radical departure from the norm.
 
"It is very clear to anybody who takes the time to look that the Australian people are no longer satisfied with what they are getting from their politics," Senator Steele-John said.
 
"They will not cop politics-as-usual any longer."
 
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