NEDA National Ethnic Disability Council

A New System for Better Employment and Social Outcomes - Review of Australia’s Welfare System

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NEDA believes that it is time for the Federal Government to consider targeted strategies and implement a stronger employment focus in increasing employment opportunities for people with disabilities, especially those from CaLD and/or NESB communities.
Recent data show that workforce participation for people with disabilities in Australia have dropped to 53% and when compared with other OECD countries, Australia ranks 21st out of 29 in employment participation rates for people with a disability.
Despite improvements in legislation and policies to increase equal opportunity in the open workplace for people with disabilities, it is clear that our ranking of 21 out of 29 is unacceptable.

Submitted by giraffemin on Tue, 13/06/2017 - 12:37 pm