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The Australian Government today announced an expanded list of independent assessors, available to assess appropriate workplace adjustments for people with disability. These assessments, which will be provided free of charge, enable people with disability and their employers to access government funding to pay for reasonable adjustments to a workplace so a person with disability can commence or keep a job. The assessors will exercise expert judgement in making appropriate and accurate workplace assessments for people with disability, Disability Services Assistant Minister, Jane Prentice said.

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In other disability employment news, the workforce delivering frontline NDIS services has increased by 10.5 per cent. And, when it comes to employing people with disability, Queensland leads the other states with 27.6 per cent of its NDIS workforce with a disability, followed by Tasmania with 20.7 per cent and the ACT on 16 per cent. Victoria and NSW have 12.2 per cent and 12.4 per cent respectively and South Australia, 5.1 per cent. More than 2,300 jobs have been created to deliver the NDIS in local communities across Australia. Social Services Minister, Dan Tehan said the NDIS Partners in the Community (PITC) program was creating jobs within experienced and qualified organisations in local communities that were delivering essential services.

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Author: Kymberly Martin

Year: August 9, 2018

Website: freedom2live



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