Morrison says he’s sorry for comments about autistic children – maybe he is just relieved he doesn’t have to rely on a system that’s failing those who need it most
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When Catherine, the mother of four-year-old Ethan, asked Scott Morrison about the Coalition’s plans for the national disability insurance scheme, the prime minister had an unfortunate response.
Ethan is autistic and Morrison told Wednesday night’s debate he and Jenny were “blessed” to have “two children that don’t – that haven’t had to go through that”.