Closing date: September 24, 2023
Are you passionate about advancing the rights of women with disabilities? Women with Disabilities Victoria is a vibrant organisation of women with disabilities working for women with disabilities in Victoria. They currently have two vacancies – Gender and Disability Training Coordinator and Gender and Disability Program Support Officer. Any enquiries regarding the role please contact … Continued
Australian governments spend a lot of money supporting young people with disability to find a job. But the success of these programs has been modest.
The Andrews Labor Government is supporting women with disabilities to secure work in the health, social and disability service sectors, recognising the wealth of lived experience women with disabilities can bring to these industries.
This project features content and resources about disability pride created by disabled young people. It aims to encourage all Victorians to see disability as a strength. Shifting the community perception of disability is an essential part of helping to remove the barriers disabled young people face across all aspects of their lives. There are resources for employers, organisations, the wider community and disabled young people. Around 30 disabled young people in Victoria participated as part of the Project Advisory Group. The Gallery is an opportunity to meet the content creators and check out their amazing art, videos, poems, written pieces and more.
Survey data released by the Business Council of Australia (BCA) on Monday shows more than 90 per cent of members reporting they want to recruit more people living with a disability. However, only six per cent reported having employees with disability at the executive or senior management level.
Programs that are supposed to help workers with disabilities find employment have criteria that means most screen industry jobs are excluded.
The Australian government’s new system for judging the quality of disabled employment providers will use independent observers to monitor the performance of the programs.
She is not alone, with recent data from the University of Technology Sydney suggesting people with disabilities have a much higher rate of self-employment or entrepreneurship (13.1 per cent) compared to the Australian average (9.2 per cent). It means people like Ms Martinez are 43 per cent more likely to be self-employed than non-disabled Australians.
In The Great Big Workplace Adjustments Survey 2023 by Business Disability Forum (BDF), which surveyed 1,500 disabled workers and 400 managers, more than half (58 per cent) said getting the adjustments they needed was down to how assertive and confident they were to ask for that support.
Curbing disability discrimination in the workplace is everyone’s responsibility. And it’s unfair, though all too common, to place all of the burden on people with disabilities to absorb, defuse, or fight disability discrimination themselves. But what can people with disabilities do to prepare themselves for possible – and unfortunately probable – workplace discrimination?
There was good news from the Australian Government budget this week with the announcement of funding for a range of measures on supported employment. Supported employment for people with disability is typically provided in Australian Disability Enterprises, also known as sheltered workshops. Providers can legally pay employees as little as $2.75 per hour under the … Continued
Winnie and Gary Andrews jumped at the chance to have their son Ben join the NDIS during early trials in the Hunter region of New South Wales in 2014. It was a move that changed Ben’s life.
However, existing social bias, historical exclusion and insufficient research and data sets pose a challenge for the successful development and implementation of cognitive diversity policies.
It is assumed that by building a greater concentration of disability at the entry level, that over time disabled workers will drift upwards into positions of leadership and decision making. Over several decades this approach hasn’t worked, yet it remains the primary method used to achieve disability equality.
An Australian-first research project has found that disabled people working in the Australian screen industry regularly face prejudice and discrimination. Alarmingly, 77 per cent of disabled respondents reported negative impacts on their work in the screen industry, and 58 per cent of disabled workers in the screen industry earn less than $800 per week.