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Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John calls for more public servants with disability

Tue, 13 Mar 2018, 04:20 PM

Sally Whyte, The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 March 2018
 
Greens senator Jordon Steele-John says it is time for the Australian public service to commit to a target to increase the number of employees with a disability.
 
"I think whether it's a target or a quota, when you're looking at things like this you've got to put your money where your mouth is," he said.
 
Greens senator Jordon Steele-John says there should be a target for public service employees with a disability.
 
Senator Steele-John was elected as a Greens senator for Western Australia after former senator Scott Ludlam was found to be ineligible due to his New Zealand dual citizenship.
In the job since November, the 23-year-old uses a wheelchair to get around due to cerebral palsy. His presence in parliament house has highlighted how ill-equppied the building is to cater for employees with accessibility requirements. A refurbished office was due to be finished at the start of February, but it is now set to be ready at the end of March.
 
Senator Steele-John is complimentary of staff at parliament house, where plans to refurbish a senate suite to make it accessible were started in August, highlighting just how much work needs to be done to retrofit the building.
 
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