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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.
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.
As part of the 2009-10 Better and Fairer Assessments Budget measure, the Australian Government has updated the Tables for the Assessment of Work-related Impairment for DSP. View the revised tables that will be introduced on 1 January 2012.
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.
Media release from Julia Gillard PM on the Productivity Commission's Disability Care and Support Inquiry.
The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a public inquiry into a long-term disability care and support scheme. This report was released publicly on the 10th of August 2011.
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".
The Gillard Government has backed the creation of a national disability insurance scheme to end the "cruel lottery'' that can decide whether disabled people get the full and proper care they need.
An innovative collaboration between the Australian Government and leading social impact investors has been announced, which will help the nation’s social enterprises to be more investment ready and financially sustainable.
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.