Australia’s New Disability Employment Framework

The Australian Government has just announced a series of national forums to discuss what is and is not working in current disability employment programs and what can be done to improve employment rates as part of a new Disability Employment Framework.  #Australia invests over $1 billion dollars in #disability employment support but less than 53% of people with disabilities, who are of working age are engaged in, or actively seeking work.  An Issues Paper has been released to encourage discussion about the current approach and the best ways to support people with disability to find long-term, meaningful employment. It calls for public discussion of nine specific topic areas including Workforce Participation of People with Disability, Principles for Changes to Disability Employment Services, #DisabilityEmployment Services and Support for Employers.

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