Submission | Comments on the Discussion Paper on the new Disability Employment Service from 2018

The ambition of Government and for the community generally, should be that more people with disability are in work. The ambition should be bold and aim for a significant shift in the workforce
participation rates, not just seeking to make a marginal improvement.

The Australian Chamber has recommended that there should be more fundamental change to the approach to disability employment services than the discussion paper envisages. The Disability
Employment Service should be delivered by the same portfolio as the larger Jobactive employment service, being the Department of Employment, offering a single interface to employers. Employer engagement needs to be dramatically improved, and the submission makes a number of recommendations to achieve this.

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