Employment

News and opinion on employment for people with disability.

My first reflection on the ABC’s Employable Me

Employable Me, a 3-part documentary series, is a real and raw depiction of the challenges associated with job hunting when you have a disability.

Disability workers are facing longer days with less pay

Disability support workers are being significantly underpaid as some core tasks and activities do not get counted as work. Employed to provide support to people in their own homes and the community, their working time is highly fragmented, with multiple short periods of paid work spread out over long working days.

Access to Work cap announcement does not go far enough

The government’s decision to loosen its restrictions on Access to Work (AtW) payments does not go far enough, and its “discriminatory” cap must be scrapped completely, according to disabled campaigners.

My dyslexic perspective on academia – and how I found science...

Dyslexia in academia is a conundrum – it is basically a learning difficulty, and coping with dyslexia is a very personal journey. It is different for everyone.

Government must do more on disability employment

The government must do more to offer incentives to businesses to take on disabled people as employees, and to tackle the barriers that prevent them finding jobs, according to cross-party MPs.

Absence of stats for government’s disability employment pledge

The failure to provide up-to-date figures showing how many disabled people are in work is a "killer blow" to the government’s pledge to move one million more disabled people into work by 2027, say campaigners.

Handbook to help Labour address widespread discrimination in party

Disabled party activists are hoping a new handbook will force Labour to confront its failure to comply with its legal duties to prevent disability discrimination.

DPOs ask May for meeting over lack of progress on UN...

Disabled people's organisations (DPOs) have accused the government of maintaining a "head-in-the-sand denial" of its failure to protect disabled people’s human rights.

New evidence suggests we may need to rethink policies aimed at...

Less than 15% of the most disadvantaged people in Australia exit poverty from one year to the next, according to data from the Journeys Home survey, run by the Melbourne Institute.

Minister’s ‘insult to injury’ snub to DPOs over social care round...

Government ministers are facing criticism after organising a “round table” event on the future of working-age social care without inviting any disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) to attend.