Tearing down barriers: New federal taskforce to improve employment prospects for Australians with a disability
The NDIS Participant Employment Taskforce, announced last week by the Morrison Government, is being setup to look at how NDIS participants can be best supported to seek employment.
Minister for Families and Social Services, Paul Fletcher, and Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, Sarah Henderson, made the announcement at the National Disability Services CEO Forum in Melbourne.
“Despite their enthusiasm, commitment and good reputation as employees, people with disability too often find it hard to get into the workforce,” Mr Fletcher said.
About 14 per cent of working age people in Australia have a disability but people with disability comprise only nine per cent of the workforce, he said.
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