Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Survey about employment, and information about a welfare review and Australians with disability

People with intellectual disability or family members are invited to complete a survey - to understand how individuals and their families make decisions about employment and employment services.
The results will be used to prepare a public report on what information and support is important to people with intellectual disability and their families when looking to find a job.

The survey has been prepared and distributed by the National Council on Intellectual Disability (NCID) - the national peak body representing people with intellectual disability and their families.

These articles are about the Federal Government's planned review of welfare benefits that will include eligibility for the Disability Support Pension. You will find more information about employment payments and the welfare review in Starecase, Issue 4 (see the post above):
ProBono News Australia, 23rd January 2014
Disability peak bodies have told the reviewer leading the probe into Australia’s social welfare system that workforce participation and meaningful jobs with award wages for people with disability must be made an immediate priority. 
The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO), a national organisation funded by the Government to represent the voice of people with disability in Australia, and the National Council on Intellectual Disability (NCID) met with welfare reviewer Patrick McClure and Federal Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews’ Chief of Staff to talk on the review of the Disability Support Pension (DSP) and Newstart ...


Craig Wallace, Ramp Up, 24th January 2014
With yet another review of welfare payments looming, Craig Wallace hopes that recommendations from the previous review are considered and that mutual obligations are enforced between stakeholders to ensure genuine access to economic participation opportunities.

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