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Submissions - Inquiry into mental health and workforce participation

Aug. 15, 2011, 2:54 p.m.

On 24 February 2011 the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs & Workplace Relations, Senator the Hon Chris Evans, asked the Committee to inquire into & report on mental health & workforce participation. See the submissions to the inquiry.


Just another 13-hour day for Josh - A DES success story

Aug. 15, 2011, 9:34 a.m.

People with disabilities too often fight against the perception that they are less than competent. But many want to work & are just waiting for an employer to give them a chance. Follow a determined employee who has earned his place in the workforce.


Julia Gillard throws weight behind historic disability reform

Aug. 11, 2011, 9:38 a.m.

Australia will have a National Disability Insurance Scheme after Julia Gillard yesterday declared her unequivocal support for the key social policy and the Productivity Commission said any hostile state could be bypassed.


Disability insurance scheme to be a 'long journey'

Aug. 10, 2011, 2:58 p.m.

The Gillard government has responded to the Productivity Commission's call for a $13.5 billion national disability insurance scheme with a pledge to talk to the states and spend $10 million on "technical policy work".


Massive shortfalls threaten disability insurance scheme

Aug. 9, 2011, 9:59 a.m.

The $12.5 billion National Disability Insurance Scheme would lose credibility and support unless massive shortfalls in accommodation and disability support staff and technology were addressed first, the government was warned yesterday.


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