NDIA needs to better support workers

The CPSU has been contacted by many NDIA employees with disability, who have experienced a lack of support and reasonable adjustment from the agency to allow them to perform their work.

Disabled youth disgruntled by current employment pathways

Young people with a disability are among the most disadvantaged when it comes to securing work. The political parties vying for election are being asked to commit to improve the employment system for them.

Guide for understanding employment supports

There are lots of different supports for people with disability who want to work. This guide can help you understand which supports you could use to help you pursue your work goals.  The Guide has been created to help participants, their families and carers think about what supports might best suit their individual needs in … Continued

Victoria invests $2.1 million to boost job opportunities for people with disability

The Victoria government is investing $2.1 million to the Inclusion Foundation’s Impact21 programme in a bid to provide more employment opportunities for citizens with disability. “Reducing the barriers to gaining employment for people with disability benefits everyone and that’s why we’re backing this important programme,” said Disability Minister Anthony Carbines in a statement.

Coles looking to hire more Australians living with disability

The work GSA is doing on the RecruitAble pilot, alongside Australian recruitment company Randstad, will see it continuing to work with Coles on building its disability confidence as well as helping the business identify key areas for increasing accessible and inclusive hiring.

Addressing workforce pain points

The ability of providers to attract a large and stable disability workforce is critical to the success of the entire Scheme and is also one of the sector’s most consistent pain points. The Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS agrees that this issue needs urgent attention.

Hiring employees with disabilities: Why HR needs to go further Emily Douglas

The prejudice isn’t just hampering an organization’s DEI efforts, it’s actually costing them top talent. Research from Accenture found that companies that actively employ people with disabilities consistently outperform those that choose not to. In fact, employers that build disability inclusion into their strategy can expect to see a 90% increase in overall retention.

Why unconscious bias is not corporate jargon, but a reality for people with disability

Compassion and understanding are vital skills for those working with disabled colleagues or colleagues with pre-existing conditions, because our lives and daily decision-making can look very different to a person without that lived experience. As a Grattan Institute report recently found, more than 40 per cent of Australians have a disability or chronic illness – so chances are you’re either like me, or you’ll be working with someone like me!

People with disability facing huge barriers to workforce

Just 1% of employees in Australia’s largest companies are people with disabilities – that is despite the fact that almost 20% of the population live with a disability. The unemployment rate among disabled Australians is 53.4%, and advocates say that is not just bad for those with a disability but for the
economy more broadly.