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'I no longer need to hide my disability from my boss'

March 16, 2017, 10:20 a.m.

As a housekeeper, Teremoana Tangata hid her disability from her boss to protect her job. Since starting a new job at a major bank in Sydney five months ago, there has been no need to keep the secret.

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Young disabled woman reveals her fight for employment

March 15, 2017, 4:23 p.m.

A young disabled woman from Taunton, who has a full-time job, her own house and claims no benefits, is calling on local employers to tackle the 50% unemployment rate amongst disabled people.

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Grampians man with disability paid $2.52 an hour

March 15, 2017, 3:44 p.m.

An intellectually disabled Grampians man has been compensated by the Commonwealth after being paid as little as $2.52 an hour in government funded workshops.

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New fund 'necessary' for future of NDIS

March 9, 2017, 1:48 p.m.

The federal government has suggested the national disability insurance scheme will be put at risk if a bill to establish a special savings fund is not passed.

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Haddon double amputee just wants to work

March 7, 2017, 3:02 p.m.

Haddon man Owen Telford knows he has a disability. He’s the first to admit it. The double amputee, however, would like prospective employers to look past his wheelchair and recognise what he can do, rather than what he can’t.

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Building an ordinary life

March 6, 2017, 3:20 p.m.

Matthew Wright is the branch manager of design and inclusion at the National Disability Insurance Agency focusing on co-design. He is this week’s Changemaker.

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