A Wheelchair Called Desire

Stella Young, disability advocate, comedienne and editor of ABC’s Ramp Up website is about to take possession of a brand new top of the line wheelchair; something that has been a long time in coming. She has had the same wheelchair for 17 years but it is not without regret that she must let it … Continued

Vision for Sustainable Supported Employment

The report of the Advisory Group appointed to provide strategic advice to the Australian Government for a ten year Vision for people with disability in supported employment has now been released. The report sets out the Advisory Group’s vision for the supported employment sector, underpinned by a series of principles and eleven recommendations. It is … Continued

New Funding to Help Australian Disability Enterprises Prepare for a National Disability Insurance Scheme

A $3.1 million investment by the Australian Government will help businesses that employ people with disability to prepare for a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers, Senator Jan McLucas announced funding today to help Australian Disability Enterprises prepare for reform in the way we deliver disability care and support. … Continued

Supporting People with Disability into Work

Australians with disability will receive greater support to help them into work where possible under legislation introduced into Parliament today. The Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Disability Support Pension Participation Reforms) Bill 2012 introduces new participation requirements for Disability Support Pension (DSP) recipients who have some capacity to work. The Bill also introduces more … Continued

Employment for People with Disability

This panel session was presented at the 2012 Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference: You Be The Judge held at Melbourne Park Conference Centre. The session was moderated by Sharon Granek, DARU.  Panel members included: Kairsty Wilson, Principal Lawyer, AED Legal Service Gordon Prior, Consumer  Riki Domagalski, Consumer People First, NZ This is a biennial event hosted … Continued

The Fortnightly Newsletter

This is a fortnightly e-bulletin that seeks to address priority issues for women with disabilities in Victoria such as violence; access to health services; reproductive rights and parenting, and; access to employment. Contents include: Women with Disabilities Victoria News Violence Health & Access to Health Services Parenting & Reproductive Rights Access to Employment Human Rights … Continued

Recruiting People with a Disability: An Employer Perspective

Australian Human Resources Institute’s CEO, Serge Sardo, writes of the ongoing challenge for Australian employers to hire people with disability. AHRI’s research indicates that, by and large, being qualified and job-ready is not good enough for a person with a disability to actually cut through prejudice to get a job. While Serge applauds the work … Continued

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