A national inclusive employment plan for people with intellectual disability

MEDIA STATEMENT Inclusion Australia welcomes the Willing To Work National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination Against Older Australians and Australians with Disability report from Age and Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Susan Ryan. We agree that we must do something to address the poor rates of employment participation of people with intellectual disability in Australia. We call on …

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Supporting people with disability to have a good life must not be about politics

The request by the Commonwealth Government to State and Territory governments to cede the NDIS Agency’s Board nomination rights to the Commonwealth is not the ‘right way to go’ to ensure that the Australian community has a commitment to the NDIS and the substantial funds that it requires. The States/Territories have a considerable financial stake …

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Budget 2015 summary

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The information below outlines the announcements that accompanied the Budget 2015. Over the coming weeks we will be publishing the details related to each measure.  I would like highlight the BETTER PATHWAYS initiative in the Employment section; we have been advocating for this initiative for over 12 months and it is pleasing that Minister Morrison and DSS have accepted …

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Senate Inquiry into Private VET Providers – IA submission


In Summary: Inclusion Australia wants to ensure that youth with intellectual disability are treated with respect by the VET industry. This requires that VET providers ensure that: VET marketing strategies provide independent safeguards to ensure that students with intellectual disability make an informed decision and that the contract of service is valid. Course offers and …

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Welfare reform will succeed with the right employment support

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 Welfare reform will succeed with high expectations and the right employment support! Minister Morrison makes three points we can agree with; “the best form of welfare is a job the biggest welfare savings are driven by getting people into work the NZ investment model uses actuarial evaluations to identify which risk factors drive long term …

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Variation of Supported Employment Services Award — Update

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United Voice, Health Services Union and National Peak Disability and Advocacy Organisations — Communique, Tuesday, 17 February 2015 Variation of Supported Employment Services Award — Update On 23rd December 2013, United Voice and the Health Services Union made a joint application to the Fair Work Commission to vary the Supported Employment Services Award 2010. This …

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IA supports a national inquiry into abuse


We have to Do Something about Abuse. Now. Inclusion Australia (formerly the National Council on Intellectual Disability) supports a national inquiry by the Australian Senate into abuse, violence and neglect against people with disability. Inclusion Australia welcomes the moral leadership of Senator Siewert and the Australian Greens by calling for a national inquiry by the …

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