Labor policy called ‘schizophrenic’

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During an interview with ABC's 730, The Member for Bowman, Andrew Laming MP, inappropriately described Labor's policy regarding pathology services as 'schizophrenic'.

One StigmaWatcher said using schizophrenic as a pejorative term in a political debate was 'unacceptable' and 'only perpetuates the stigma attached to schizophrenia and heightens the issues faced by individuals living with it'.

SANE CEO, Jack Heath, wrote to the Member for Bowman stating 'use of a term like schizophrenic perpetuates damaging and unhelpful stigma associated with schizophrenia and other mental illnesses.'

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Last updated: 16 May 2019

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