Disability Employment Australia. Represent, Support, Resource

What do we want?

no to 80% tender

no to 80% tender

Why are we taking a stand?

  • To ensure the best outcome for jobseekers or employees with disability and their employers
  • To address poor quality service
  • To prevent unnecessary instability in the Disability Employment Services sector
  • To oppose the Government’s decision to enforce 80-86% of disability employment services providers re-tender for contracts in 2012

What do we want?

  • A better deal for jobseekers and employees with disability, and their employers
  • A realignment of Disability Employment Services with the Disability Services Act 1986
  • For service quality to form a part of contract evaluation processes across the sector
  • Stability in the sector through a reduction in the number of providers that have to re-tender to 15-20%
  • For the government to develop more effective ways to meet their objectives of:
    • Testing the market,
    • Providing an opportunity for new providers to enter the sector, and
    • Exiting poor service providers
  • To work with the Government to realise the recommendations laid out in the 2011 DES Senate Inquiry Report

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