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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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