Minister Fifield must reward genuine effort not failure

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Real Businesses Pay Real Wages.  Minister Fifield must reward genuine effort not failure.  The announcement by Minister Fifield of an additional $173 million to support employees get fair wages in Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs) is welcomed as a step forward by Inclusion Australia. The announcement, however, does not resolve serious concerns about the treatment of …

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Response to Welfare Reform paper


Inclusion Australia agrees that the income support system should have a stronger employment focus. An income support system focused on evidence based employment support can significantly increase employment participation and reduce reliance on income support. To achieve such change requires an examination of our understanding about capacity to work and employment support needs, and how …

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Choosing Employment – key to economic participation

Inclusion Australia has today released a series of reports on consultations with people with intellectual disability and families about their positive experiences of choosing employment and the barriers that they may have faced: Part 1.  Inclusion Australia 2014 Employment Survey- Employment Part 1 2014 survey Part 2. National Forums on employment – Employment Part 2 2014 national …

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