After listening to Jon Faine on ABC 774 recently (12th May), about the need for improved disability employment services to get people back into work, I have to say something. I would reiterate (based on UK figures as a proxy for Australia), that a significant proportion of PWD (people with disability) have worked, as the […]
Why don’t governments want to incentivize employers to maintain employment for people with acquired disabilities (PWAD)?
UK figures from Helen Cooke (see http://helencookedownunder.wordpress.com/) indicate that 83% of people with disability (PWD) have an acquired disability, the average age being 45 years old. Assuming Australia is similar (to be confirmed), the implication is that a large proportion of PWD on government support may have worked for a number of years, and therefore […]
Can the ‘choice and control’ concept from NDIS be extended to disability employment to improve outcomes for PwD and employers? If so, can current government funding for DES be rechanneled to PwD, employers as well as DES? Under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), the ‘choice and control’ principle introduces a ‘user pays’ model allowing […]
This is the question that 20 guests discussed at a Diversity Lunch held by Bravo Consulting at the RACV in Melbourne on March 26. Australia has a woeful track record in this area. We are the opposite of world class, coming 21st out of 29 amongst OECD countries. In Australia only 54% of people with […]