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People with disability deserve a 'fair go'

Sept. 8, 2011, 10:28 a.m.

Changes to eligibility for the DSP will see a large number of people with disability relegated to live on $34 a day because the labour market is not ready and able to employ them. Read the report, 'What if employers say no?'.


Walgreens: What Works, on NBC Nightly News

Sept. 8, 2011, 9:54 a.m.

Walgreens is a $60B retailer with 7,500 stores across the US and 200,000 employees. A South Carolina distribution centre has modified its workspace to employ over 40% people with disability. Watch a news clip about the transformation.

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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.


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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