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NDIS data drop reveals severe employment gaps

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Nearly half of all employed National Disability Insurance Scheme recipients over 25 are working for an Australian Disability Enterprise, while just 33 per cent are working in mainstream employment at full award wages, new data has revealed.  

Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs), which provide supported employment opportunities, have been criticised by some disability advocates for paying very low wages, and because less than 1 per cent of employees move into mainstream employment.

The latest data found 35 per cent of employed NDIS recipients aged 15 to 24 worked for ADEs, while 41 per cent worked in open employment at full award wages. 

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Source:
Maggie Coggan, 2019, Probono Australia (https://probonoaustralia.com.au)

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