The Albanese Labor Government will continue its important preparation for the September Jobs Summit with Social Services Minister Amanda Rishworth to host a Disability Employment Roundtable on Monday in Canberra.
The Roundtable will bring together disability employment specialists, industry, business and importantly people with lived experience to discuss how to better support people with disability to find and maintain employment.
“The purpose of this Roundtable is to engage directly with professionals who engage with the disability employment sector to talk about how best we can overcome the barriers to employment people with disabilities face,” Minister Rishworth said.
Attendees at the Roundtable include the Tech Council of Australia, Australia Post and the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia.
The Government is seeking ideas and solutions that will feed into the Jobs and Skills Summit on 1-2 September at Parliament House.
The Disability Employment Roundtable will focus on three topics:
- Discrimination and attitudinal barriers to employment
- The roles of Government, employers, businesses and the community in programs that prepare and support people with disability into employment and employers to hire and support them, and
- Building employment skills, experience and confidence of young people with disability.