Federal Minister calls for life ban on carer Anastasia Moutsos after sickening video of assault

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In a recent investigation by 60 Minutes, three women were found to have bullied and assaulted a woman with cerebral palsy, Lee-Anne Mackey.

The footage revealed Lisa Wilson, Monika Paniczko and Anastasia Moutsos assaulting Lee-Anne, the 53-year-old woman who uses a wheelchair, is non-verbal and has osteoporosis.

In the footage captured over the last 18 months by a secret camera from Lee-Anne’s father, one of the carers was seen sticking her finger in a cylinder into Lee-Anne’s mouth and another was seen breathing and spitting into Lee-Anne’s mouth.

NDIS Minister Bill Shorten was left shocked when the footage was brought to his attention, and claimed the actions of Lee-Anne’s carers were “dehumanising” and made him “angry.”

“I thought it was just evil,” Mr Shorten said.

“I don’t want to believe that there are people who will treat other people in the manner in which I saw in that video. These people acting with such callous indifference to Lee-Anne, it’s just shocking. It’s cruel.

“It’s a betrayal of Lee-Anne and it’s actually a betrayal of the good people who work in disability. It was shocking.”

He then revealed he reached out to Lee-Anne’s parents, Robert and Lorraine on the matter.

Despite all three women pleading guilty to the assault charges in June 2022, and losing their jobs, Mr Shorten has since called for a life ban for all three women to stop them from working with vulnerable people under the NDIS scheme again.

Source: Nine News.

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