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Bbc.co.uk: Australian politician criticised for remarks about autism

Bbc.co.uk: Australian politician criticised for remarks about autism

Controversial Australian politician Pauline Hanson is facing calls to apologise for suggesting students with autism be removed from classrooms.

Her comments were widely criticised by government MPs, the opposition and disability rights advocates.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is close to passing A$23.5b (£14b; $18b) in extra funding to Australian schools.

But to pass

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Bbc.co.uk: Autism bill: Hope new law may get support from AMs

Bbc.co.uk: Autism bill: Hope new law may get support from AMs

There is hope a renewed attempt to get a bill covering autism treatment will get the support it needs to become law.

The proposal, by Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies, would see health boards and councils specify what services they need to deliver and would expand upon the Welsh Government’s autism strategy.

A vote on the Autism Act for Wales will be be put to AMs on on Wednesday.

But there are fears it could put Wales off

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