Do people have disability privilege in Australia?

The BBC were interviewing four people who claimed they couldn't wear masks due to medical/disability issues. The only one with a remotely valid excuse was a guy who said he had asthma. At least that is respiratory related. I don't see why it would stop you wearing a mask though, if anything you should be more worried because he is in an at-risk category. My brother has asthma and he has absolutely no problem wearing a mask.

The other three included a lady who said she has borderline personality disorder, another lady who had panic attacks and a bloke with autism. Why on earth would any of those physically stop you from wearing a mask? A lot of people with autism are just misbehaved. Their parents never disciplined them growing up and they always just got their way so they are the same as adults. If the lady with borderline personality disorder doesn't like wearing a mask then she is certainly not going to like wearing a ventilator. And if wearing a mask brings on a panic attack then imagine how anxious the lady will be if she gets diagnosed with the coronavirus.

None of their excuses make any logical sense. They are basically saying that they have a mental disability where one of the symptoms if that they just do whatever they want and no one can tell them otherwise. So-called disabled people in the UK have just gotten so use to always getting their way and being provided with special treatment that they can no longer follow the rules anymore. They are entitled.

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  • 1 month ago

    ..cops etc got scared i think......but yes its nonsense, ya can still breathe with masks on..doctors/nurses  been using masks to operate etc for donkey years ,......

  • 2 months ago

    No they do not  why do you always compare Australia to the UK?

  • 2 months ago

    Good one. Disability people in UK are superior to disability people in Australia.  Try harder next time. 

  • pmt853
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    2 months ago

    "So-called disabled people in the UK have just gotten so use to always getting their way and being provided with special treatment that they can no longer follow the rules anymore." Seriously? Your ignorance seems to be profound, but maybe it's simply prejudice and your own sense of entitlement.

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  • 2 months ago

    In Australia everything's negotiable. You don't have to face the consequences of your actions. You can always appeal anything you don't like.

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