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Disability Employment in Public Service Going Backwards

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The disability community is being shut out of public sector jobs, disability groups say in light of recent data which shows the employment of people with disability in the public service is continuing to go backwards.

New South Wales’ latest State of the Public Sector Report revealed that people with disability made up 2.5 per cent of the public service in 2018, down from 2.7 per cent the previous year.

The report noted a sustained downward trend in disability employment, which went as high as 4.8 per cent in 2006 but has declined every year since.

This decline comes despite a NSW government target to increase the representation of people with disability in the public service to 5.6 per cent by 2027.

Co-CEO of People with Disability Australia, Therese Sands, told Pro Bono News she was shocked by the figures.

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

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