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Interviewers should ask more questions about disability

Sept. 1, 2011, 4:48 p.m.

Employers are often reluctant to ask how a job applicant with disability might perform a role, but they should be giving each one "a real opportunity to demonstrate capacity", according to federal Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Graeme Innes.

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More Options - Ability Options Employment Fairfield

Aug. 30, 2011, 10:27 a.m.

Charles Huynh, 23, who has a learning disability, enlisted Ability Options Employment Fairfield to help him secure employment at Hungry Jack’s as a kitchen worker.

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Volunteers chip in – IDEAL Placements

Aug. 29, 2011, 8:46 p.m.

IDEAL Placements works with their clients to build their work capacity, by developing a resume, helping them gain new skills through training or educational opportunities, and assisting clients in developing their pathway to employment.

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Jayne’s Story - Multiple Solutions

Aug. 26, 2011, 4:19 p.m.

Jayne was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1995 and registered with Multiple Solutions 7 years ago. Jayne utilised the Job In Jeopardy Program and the Employment Assistance Fund (EAF) to help her maintain employment.

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Lack of workplace support costing jobs: SANE Australia

Aug. 25, 2011, 9:57 a.m.

A new study by SANE Australia finds that most Australians with a mental illness receive little support at work, and more than half those surveyed did not believe their manager had an understanding of mental illness and its impact in the workplace.

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