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Advocates demand stronger targets for disability employment

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The Morrison government must create stronger targets for disability employment and ensure all people with disability are paid fairly in their jobs, advocates say.

People with Disability Australia said while it welcomed the government’s new employment strategy for people in the National Disability Insurance Scheme, it needed to be more ambitious.

The plan – launched by NDIS Minister Stuart Robert on Thursday – set a goal of 30 per cent employment for working-age scheme participants by 30 June 2023. The rate currently sits at around 24 per cent.

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Source:
Luke Michael, 2019, Probono Australia (https://probonoaustralia.com.au)

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