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Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Stuart Robert, today announced grants worth a total of $67.8 million to support people with a disability to better connect with their community, gain employment and access health services.
The scale of what we are trying to achieve is just huge. A national scheme across our huge country; aimed at providing individual customised packages of supports to be self-directed by the participant, to half a million of our fellow Australians.
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Acoss says the Newstart unemployment benefit now covers only three-quarters of recipients’ basic needs.
Disability Employment Australia alongside 24 disability organisations push for all government workplaces to be accessible for people with disabilities has been heard.
The federal government has been urged to show leadership and get more people with disability working in the Australian Public Service, after three state governments recently announced public service disability employment targets.
“I have a son with some learning difficulties, so I’m often on Google searching for the best employment opportunities for him,” says Chris Lombardo, executive officer at The Bridge, a not-for-profit in Preston and Thornbury.
A seemingly inexorable economic trend has changed direction in the past few years, as people who cited health reasons for not working are returning to the labor force.
Apple wants to see a host of new emojis introduced, all aimed at better representing people with disabilities in texts and other digital communications.
Businesses working hand in hand with government and nonprofit programs can open more employment opportunities to people with disabilities — and help fill a shortfall of available workers, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley said Monday.