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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.

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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.

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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.

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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".

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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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