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Monday, 25 May 2015

Disability Employment Framework - public consultation

The Department of Social Services has posted a consultation webpage for the Disability Employment Framework, announcing a 6 week consultation process, from today until 8th July 2015:
The Australian Government wants to get more people with disability into jobs. We see a future where people with disability, like other Australians, can enjoy the economic and social freedom work brings. 
A new taskforce has been established to review the entire disability employment system and develop a National Disability Employment Framework to boost employment rates for people with disability. 
The Taskforce is leading a national public consultation to better understand what is and is not working in the current service system and find ways to improve on this approach. 
We want to hear from people with disability, their families and carers, service providers, employers and peak bodies to explore ways to improve disability employment in Australia. 
An Issues Paper will be available shortly and will outline what the Australian Government is currently doing to help people with disability find and keep jobs. It will also pose questions to encourage discussion.
Edit 27/5/2015:
The Issues Paper for the Disability Employment Framework is now available here.
We are interested in your views on nine specific topic areas:
Workforce Participation of People with Disability
Different needs of People with Disability
Principles for Changes to Disability Employment Services
National Disability Insurance Scheme
Personal Helpers and Mentors
Australian Disability Enterprises
Disability Employment Services
Job Services Australia
Support for Employers.
Join the discussion by attending a public forum
We will also be seeking public submissions from 25 May 2015.
Contact us: Disability Employment Taskforce

Public consultation dates:
SydneyTuesday, 23 June 2015
NewcastleThursday, 25 June 2015
CanberraMonday, 29 June 2015
Sessions will be offered at separate times for people with disabilities and their families, employers, and for service providers.

For locations in other States, and for links to online booking, go to the public forum page on the DSS website

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