Monday, 20 July 2015

AFDO Disability Employment Plan Released

Pro Bono News Australia, 14th July 2015
The organisation chosen by the Federal Government to be the primary voice for people with disability has released a five point plan to address disability employment.

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) has released its response to the Department of Social Services Employment Framework, recommending a move to a market driven approach based on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and practical measures and reform that support Australian businesses to become disability confident.

“Taking into account our looming workforce challenges, it is critical that people with disability and businesses are at the centre of a new employment framework to ensure that people with disability are not left behind,” CEO of AFDO Matthew Wright said.

“Clearly, we have had no tangible change in the last decade and it’s time that we had an open and frank conversation with business about what’s really holding back the employment of people with disability.”

The submission outlines a series of recommendations, including five critical components of a new model
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  • AFDO’s submission can be found here.

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