Grace Tame rips into Anthony Albanese’s government and the Opposition in scathing Instagram rant: ‘Poor old, elected ableist toffs’
- Grace Tame has blasted government in a scathing rant on her Instagram story
- She was angry about decision to prevent an Auslan interpreter entering senate
- Ms Tame also blasted parties for stopping disabled senator chair a committee
Grace Tame has blasted the Albanese government in a scathing rant on her Instagram story – just weeks after showering the new Prime Minister with praise.
The former Australian of the Year slammed the Labor and Liberal parties for not letting an Auslan interpreter on the floor of Parliament and preventing a disabled MP from chairing the NDIS committee.
Ms Tame, who posed for photos with Mr Albanese ahead of his election win and celebrated the change of government, described politicians as ‘old’ and ‘ableist’ in the spray on Sunday afternoon.
Grace Tame (pictured earlier this year) has blasted the Albanese government in a scathing rant on her Instagram story
The former Australian of the Year slammed the Labor and Liberal parties on Instagram (pictured) for not letting an Auslan interpreter on the floor of Parliament
‘Must be such a slog for these poor old, elected, ableist toffs to breathe in there, for all the privilege stifling the parliament,’ she wrote.
‘What a crock of w***.
The rant came after the Government and Opposition had denied independent senator David Pocock’s request to have an Auslan interpreter stand next to him during his maiden speech.
The major parties turned down his request to have a ‘stranger’ on the floor of parliament because of ‘precedent’ it may set.
Instead they allowed TV screens in the senate to display a live Auslan translation.
Ms Tame had backed Mr Albanese ahead of the 2022 election – but has now criticised his government
Greens senator Jordon Steele-John’s bid to chair the Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme was turned down by the major parties
The two major parties also ganged up to deny the Greens’ bid for disabled senator Jordon Steele-John to chair the Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Ms Tame sarcastically wrote: ‘The general public apologises for making any attempt to try and increase engagement.
‘We’ll happily go back to ignoring your echo chamber of whitewashed white noise, if that’s what you’d prefer.’
Ms Tame has been credited with helping to bring down the Morrison government after making several public appearances denouncing the former Prime Minister.
She publicly backed Mr Albanese ahead of the May 21 poll.
Ms Tame, who was raped by her 58-year-old maths teacher when she was 15, won Australian of the Year 2021 after campaigning for women’s safety.
Grace Tame (right) refused to smile when pictured next to the former Prime Minister Scott Morrison