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Opinion

The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations

Kelly Vincent, Monday, 20th February 2017 -  One of the biggest barriers to people with disability getting a job is the culture of low expectation, writes Kelly Vincent MLC from Dignity Party.

Social Enterprise Strategy to Create Employment Opportunities for Disadvantaged

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 16th February 2017 -  The Victorian government has released what it describes as Australia’s first-ever strategy for social enterprises to strengthen the sector and create more employment opportunities for disadvantaged Victorians.

Webinar Makes Workplaces Part of the Solution for Gender Violence

Wendy Williams, Monday, 13th February 2017 -  Workplaces are being called on to be part of the solution rather than part of the problem when it comes to gender violence.

Young People in Public Housing ‘Shout Out’ for Jobs

Wendy Williams, Friday, 10th February 2017 -  Young people living in public housing are getting a “shout out” to help them find job opportunities that are right for them.

Opinion

Innovation in Unemployment: Are We Setting Ourselves Up for Failure?

Kevin Robbie, Friday, 10th February 2017 -  To truly foster innovation in unemployment we must understand what works already and ensure all three barriers underlying the issue are addressed, writes United Way Australia CEO Kevin Robbie.

Rethinking Autism in the Workplace

Wendy Williams, Monday, 6th February 2017 -  Australia needs to “rethink” autism in the workplace, according to a not-for-profit disability employment organisation, involved in a world-first initiative to employ autistic adults in specialist animal care roles.

Analysis

Work Hour Limits Need to Change for Better Mental Health and Gender Equality

Staff Reporter, Friday, 3rd February 2017 -  The average weekly working hours hide an important gender difference, write Huong Dinh, Jennifer Welsh and Lyndall Strazdins from Australian National University, in this article first published in The Conversation.

Wake Up Call As Employment Rates For People With Disability Go ‘Backwards’

Wendy Williams, Monday, 30th January 2017 -  A report showing employment rates for people with disability are going “backwards” should serve as a “wake up call” to the government, according to disability advocates.

Australians Fear They Lack Digital Skills to Future Proof Careers

Wendy Williams, Friday, 27th January 2017 -  More than half of Australian workers fear they lack the digital skills to guarantee future employability, according to new research.

NDIS Tipped to Create 1300 Jobs in NT

Wendy Williams, Friday, 27th January 2017 -  As many as 1,300 new jobs are set to be created in the Northern Territory by 2020 as a result of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
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