Senate hearing on autism in Launceston results in tense questioning from Liberal senator Hollie Hughes

Adam Holmes
By Adam Holmes
May 9 2021 - 6:30pm
Adult-diagnosed autistic man Phillip StEvens speaks during a Senate select committee hearing on autism in Launceston, where he faced tense questioning from senator Hollie Hughes. Picture: Adam Holmes

A Senate select committee hearing on autism is hardly the place where you would expect heated exchanges and insults to be thrown, but in Launceston last month, the divisive debate around applied behaviour analysis was laid bare.

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Adam Holmes

Adam Holmes

Journalist at The Examiner and Advocate, Tasmania

From Adelaide to south-west Victoria, Bendigo to Tasmania, I've provided in-depth stories in politics, environmental affairs, issues facing disadvantaged communities, legal affairs and much more. Contact me at adam.holmes@examiner.com.au or on Twitter at @adamholmes010

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