Good 360
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES FOR THE COMMON GOOD
NEWS  |  Politics

Supported Employment Discussion Paper


Monday, 19th July 2010 at 2:29 pm
Lina Caneva, Editor
The Gillard Government has released a discussion paper on ways to improve support for Australians who need supported employment through Australian Disability Enterprises.

Monday, 19th July 2010
at 2:29 pm
Lina Caneva, Editor


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
Supported Employment Discussion Paper
Monday, 19th July 2010 at 2:29 pm

 

Just one day before announcing a Federal election, the Gillard Government released a discussion paper on ways to improve support for Australians with severe or profound disability who need supported employment through Australian Disability Enterprises.

 

Community Services Minister, Jenny Macklin, says the discussion paper called Inclusion for people with disability through sustainable supported employment, offers a starting point for a new ten-year vision which will see people with disability achieving greater participation and inclusion in the community through quality supported employment.

 

Australian Disability Enterprises provides work for more than 19,000 people who would otherwise be unemployed.

 

This discussion paper looks at the key commitments of the Gillard Government following Australia’s ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its release of the National Mental Health and Disability Employment Strategy.

 

Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities, Bill Shorten says it's about financial independence, fulfilling work builds self-esteem, provides friendships and gives a person respect.

 

He says the government is keen to hear people’s ideas about the future direction of supported employment to help the Australian Government develop a new vision for supported employment.

 

The Gillard Government recently increased funding for Australian Disability Enterprises by $4.5 million in the 2010/11 financial year, bringing total funding to $204 million.

 

The Government has also appointed an Advisory Committee on Australian Disability Enterprises to guide the consultation process and give expert advice to Government.

Committee representatives include:
• Dr Ken Baker, Chief Executive Officer, National Disability Services
• David Barbagallo , Chief Executive Officer , Endeavour Foundation
• Marion Gaynor, Research Officer, Australian Council of Trade Unions
• Lesley Hall, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Federation of Disability Organisations
• Samantha Jenkinson, Member of the Ministerial Advisory Council on Disability
• Neil Preston OAM , Chief Executive Officer, Greenacres Disability Services
• Kevin Robbie, Director Employment and Social Enterprise, Social Ventures Australia

 

Additional members will be appointed to represent academia and key customer groups for Australian Disability Enterprises and to provide general business expertise.

 

For more information, including a copy of the discussion paper and details about making a written submission or joining in a community consultation, visit:www.fahcsia.gov.au.

 

The closing date for written submissions is Friday, 17 September 2010.


Lina Caneva  |  Editor |  @ProBonoNews

Lina Caneva has been a journalist for more than 35 years, and Editor of Pro Bono Australia News since it was founded in 2000.

FEATURED SUPPLIERS


Yes we’re lawyers, but we do a lot more....

Moores

NGO Recruitment is Australia’s not-for-profit sector recru...

NGO Recruitment

...


HLB Mann Judd is a specialist Accounting and Advisory firm t...

HLB Mann Judd

More Suppliers

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Underemployment Negatively Affecting Mental Health of People with Disabilities

Luke Michael

Friday, 13th October 2017 at 11:46 am

The Top 5 Things I Learned When Launching My Social Enterprise

Rachel Golding

Wednesday, 4th October 2017 at 8:56 am

NDIS Pricing – New Research Confirms Risks to Service Users

David Gilchrist

Tuesday, 19th September 2017 at 8:42 am

POPULAR

Red Cross Moves to Wage-Based Fundraising Model

Lina Caneva

Thursday, 16th November 2017 at 8:30 am

Concerns Raised Over New ACNC Board Appointments

Luke Michael

Monday, 20th November 2017 at 2:28 pm

Disability Advocacy Group Fights to Restore State Funding

Luke Michael

Thursday, 9th November 2017 at 8:37 am

New Same-Sex Marriage Bill Looks to Protect Faith-Based Charities

Luke Michael

Monday, 13th November 2017 at 5:25 pm

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Good 360
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

Get the social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!