A new report has been released which illustrates just how hard it can be for people with disability to break into the workforce and get meaningful jobs. It shows that many people with disability are forced to do voluntary or unpaid work instead.
The 2015 Report on Government Services was released this week and it shows just how few eligible people have been able to access the support they needed through the current disability support system.
The latest results are in from the NDIS trial sites and the news is good.
If there was a group of Australians who contribute $40 million in unpaid labour to the economy you might expect to see national recognition for their selfless contributions.
In a country such as ours, we sometimes don’t think about rights until they are violated, or we can’t express them. Like our right to have a say in the way our country is run – our democratic right to vote.
Back in August, we surveyed Every Australian Counts supporters about the NDIS.
They were either people with a disability, one of their family members, or a carer.
The NDIA (the agency responsible for building the NDIS) has released its first annual report. Some key stats: 7316 plans for people with disability $34,600 average package costs
Coming hot on the heels of the Productivity Commission report in 2011 was more news confirming the unacceptability of quality of life for Australians with disability