Riverina MP Michael McCormack has called for the same treatment to be given to Paralympians and Olympians in relation to cash prizes for winning medals.
In a statement in Parliament, Mr McCormack spoke about Olympians receiving cash prizes of $20,000 for gold, $15,000 for silver and $10,000 for bronze, but said "no such financial reward goes to our Paralympians"
He believes Australia should adopt the policy other countries have in place to reward their Paralympians.
"Other countries now offer equal incentives for winning medals and I think it is time Australia does the same," Mr McCormack said.
"Our Paralympians deserve the same kind of reward for winning medals as our Olympians do, the effort they put in is very much on the level with Olympians, probably more so.
"I appreciate Olympians and Paralympians already receive support from the government from the Australian Olympic Committee and the Australian Paralympic Committee, respectively.
"I have taken this matter to the highest level to ask if there is any way we, as a government, can further support our wonderful Paralympians."
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Tumut man Craig van Rijswijk, who is Paralympian swimmer Ashley van Rijswijk's father, agrees with Mr McCormack's views.
"Clearly I have a conflict of interest with Ashley being my daughter, but I'm all for more financial support from supporting bodies and the government," Mr van Rijswijk said.
"I think Michael is right and he's well placed to assist in helping to change things and it would be fantastic to see funding on a more even basis.
"It's not only about competing and winning medals, there's a three to five year process to get there with training so there are large sacrifices made."
Ashley has produced some great performances at the Games.
"I'm very proud of her, she's had some amazing results," Mr van Rijswijk said.
"She finished fifth overall in her breaststroke (women's 100m breaststroke SB14 final) and there was only 0.2 seconds between her and the bronze medal winner."
Regional Disability Advocacy Service (RDAS) executive officer Martin Butcher also hopes the disparity between Olympians and Paralympians changes.
"Paralympians deserve an equal standing like normal Olympians," he said.
"Even the coverage of the Paralympic Games is disappointing.
"We should be treating Paralympians equal, I think it should be equality across the board."