Australia is very intolerant of disabled people, especially those whose disability is not completely obvious.
In December I met my 82-year-old father at his local RSL club for their $8 lunch (we do that every couple of months). After I left the club to catch the 3 buses, ferry & train home a young man abused me when he saw me holding my pensioner discount card, demanding to know if I had ever worked or paid tax. When I told him I had paid taxes for 20 years before I got too ill to work, he called me a lazy bludger and walked off.
The incident has been so traumatising that I no longer want to catch public transport, as it was the 3rd time I have been abused in the past 5 years for being a disabled person. I haven't been to see my father since then, because I get scared someone will hit me for not having a job.