No one should ever have the power to choose when discrimination is OK

People with disabilities shouldn’t have to be exceptional in order to be accepted

As the Tokyo Paralympic Games drew to a close, Australian prime minister Scott Morrison announced the federal government would facilitate equal prize money for Olympic and Paralympic medallists. My performances, and those of my teammates, were to be valued equally, through a gesture that acknowledged our years of toil in pursuit of sporting excellence. After 61 years of Australian participation at the Paralympic Games, were our lawmakers finally recognising the contributions people with disability make in this country?

Perhaps, but I’m not so sure. Heartbreakingly, our nation’s laws still [...]

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