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Australia's disability discrimination problem in three charts

Oct. 19, 2017, 12:33 p.m.

Only 53 per cent of Australians with disability are employed, compared to 83 per cent of all working-age people. Australia ranks 21st out of 29 OECD nations when it comes to employment rates for people with a disability.


World: New humanities podcast: ‘Disability and the Human Experience’

Oct. 18, 2017, 5:02 p.m.

People with disabilities are a significant part of the world’s population – 15 percent or fully one billion people. Susanne Bruyère spotlights the value of our many diverse ways of being human in “Disability and the Human Experience” podcast.


World: A global untapped talent pool: Employees with disability

Oct. 18, 2017, 4:56 p.m.

The Center for Talent Innovation's report, 'Disabilities and Inclusion', has uncovered that employees with disability make up an enormous global talent pool that employers overlook far too often - to their own detriment.


Brisbane boosts disability facilities

Oct. 18, 2017, 4:38 p.m.

Brisbane Airport (IATA: BNE) has become the first airport in Australia to open a dedicated ‘Changing Places’ facility for passengers with special needs.


'I don’t think employers see what disabled people can do'

Oct. 4, 2017, 3:41 p.m.

In the UK, only 46.5% of working-age disabled people are employed – with the figure for adults with learning difficulties just 6%. In the first of a two-part series, job seekers with disability describe the hassles and heartache of finding work


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