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Time for action on disability employment

Christina Ryan, Monday, 20th June 2022 -  Our new federal government needs to invest in employment of disabled people, starting with the next CEO of the National Disability Insurance Agency, writes Christina Ryan, CEO of

Disability Groups Call For Accessible ICT in Public Service Workplaces

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 11th April 2018 -  The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has pledged to promote and monitor accessibility guidelines, after a joint statement from 25 disability groups called for the procurement


Learning to Trust NDIS Providers

Bill Gamack, Tuesday, 28th March 2017 -  People are screaming out for genuine interactions and longing to deal with providers that will walk the talk, writes Bill Gamack, CEO of disability employment not-for-profit EPIC

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

Sector Leaders Take Seat at the Table to Discuss New Model DES

Wendy Williams, Friday, 18th November 2016 -  Leaders from the disability sector are being brought together to help shape a new model of Disability Employment Services. Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability

Workers with Disability Win Pay Fight Against Government

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 21st December 2015 -  The Federal Government has settled a long-standing feud between disabled employees who were paid as little as $1 an hour, agreeing to back pay them 70 per cent of the money they…

Lack of Resources Hindering Disability Employment

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 2nd November 2015 -  Limited resources are the main barrier for companies in implementing employment initiatives for people with disability, according to new figures from the Business Council of Australia.…

Disability Employment an Antidote to Poverty

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 12th October 2015 -  Disability advocates are calling on employers to recognise the skills, talents and contributions that people with disability can bring to the Australian workforce. To mark the…

Aussie Employers Urged to Lift Disability Wages

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 1st December 2014 -  Australian employers have been urged to offer more opportunities to people living with disability following the defeat of a controversial Bill in the Senate. Last week newly Independent…

Tender Outcomes for Disability Employment Services

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 10th November 2014 -  The Abbott Government has announced that it has completed the competitive tender process of a $300 million per year program designed to help people with disability find jobs. The…

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10 Top Tips for Getting a Job- Graeme Innes

Lina Caneva, Monday, 6th October 2014 -  Former Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes offers his 10 Top Tips for Getting a Job. I’m one of the lucky people with a disability in Australia- I have a job.…

Start-Up Offering Telework for People With Disability

Lina Caneva, Monday, 22nd September 2014 -  A Canberra start-up is enabling employers to tap into a large talent pool of Australians living with a disability using telework technology to remove barriers. Enabled Employment…
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