Govt releases key disability jobs report – Yahoo!News (August 2022)

Social Services Minister Amanda Rishworth has released a long-awaited report on reforming Australia’s Disability Employment Services system in a bid to boost jobs outcomes for disabled people.

As we have observed recently, the ALP Commonwealth government should be applauded for its. clear focus on disability employment and its obvious desire to lift the amount of Australians who are employed.  We have reached out to them to observe that are poorly served by disability employment strategies that focus exclusively on regular employment. Disability entrepreneurship must be included in the mix to reach the maximum number of people.  To be clear, we need t0 focus on ‘regular’ jobs and disability entrepreneurship .

The Department of Social Services is currently in the process of designing a new model of Disability Employment Services (DES), which seeks to assist disabled people into jobs, ahead of the current program’s end in June 2023.

Disability employment and reducing barriers to employment is set to be a key stream in the government’s September jobs summit, which will bring together more than 100 people from a number of industries to address workforce issues.

The consultation report, which summarises public feedback gathered via a submission process that closed in February 2021, found key issues were reducing jobs barriers, allowing better access to jobs services, and providing more holistic, wrap-around services and complementary supports.

People with disability also needed clearer information on supports available to them as well as greater flexibility in program and service delivery, it found.

Other critical areas included more targeted support for disabled people and employers, streamlining of job programs administration, and workforce skills, according to the report.

As we have observed recently, the ALP Commonwealth government should be applauded for its. clear focus on disability employment and its obvious desire to lift the amount of Australians who are employed.  We have reached out to them to observe that are poorly served by disability employment strategies that focus exclusively on regular employment. Disability entrepreneurship must be included in the mix to reach the maximum number of people.  To be clear, we need t0 focus on 'regular' jobs and disability entrepreneurship .

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