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Consultation Begins on Disability Employment Framework


Tuesday, 26th May 2015 at 10:21 am
Lina Caneva
The Federal Government has launched an issues paper and details of a national public consultation program to help in the development of a new Disability Employment Framework.

Tuesday, 26th May 2015
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Consultation Begins on Disability Employment Framework
Tuesday, 26th May 2015 at 10:21 am

The Federal Government has launched an issues paper and details of a national public consultation program to help in the development of a new Disability Employment Framework.

The Government announced a series of national forums to discuss what is and is not working in current disability employment programs and what can be done to improve employment rates.

“Australia invests over $1 billion dollars in disability employment support but only 52.9 per cent of people with disability of working age are engaged in, or actively seeking work. We can do better,” Assistant Minister for Social Services, Mitch Fifield said.

“People with disability should have the same opportunities as other Australians to participate in employment and enjoy the many benefits that work brings.

“An Issues Paper has been released to encourage discussion about the current approach and the best ways to support people with disability to find long-term, meaningful employment.

“We want to hear from people with disability, their families and carers, employers and service providers so we can develop a system that works for employers as well as people with disability and get more people with disability into jobs.  

“I encourage everyone with an interest in the employment outcomes of people with disability, to read the Issues Paper and have their say by attending a forum or making a written submission,” Fifield said.

Fifield said the recently established Disability Employment Taskforce will work closely with stakeholders over the next six months to design the new Framework.

The Issues Paper outlines what the Federal Government is currently doing to help people with disability find and keep jobs.

The Paper is calling for public discussion on nine specific topic areas:

  • Workforce Participation of People with Disability
  • Different needs of People with Disability
  • Principles for Changes to Disability Employment Services
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme
  • Personal Helpers and Mentors
  • Australian Disability Enterprises
  • Disability Employment Services
  • Job Services Australia
  • Support for Employers

Public forums will be held around Australia starting on 25 May, in the following locations:

Melbourne – 25 May 2015

Bendigo – 26 May 2015

Hobart – 28 May 2015

Brisbane – 1 and 2 June 2015

Townsville – 3 June 2015

Darwin – 9 June 2015 Perth – 15 and 16 June 2015

Adelaide – 17 and 18 June 2015

Sydney – 23 June 2015

Newcastle – 25 June 2015

Canberra – 29 June 2015

Join the discussion by making a submission or attending a public forum.

 

Lina Caneva  |  Editor  |  @ProBonoNews

Lina Caneva has been a journalist for more than 35 years. She was the editor of Pro Bono Australia News from when it was founded in 2000 until 2018.


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