Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) CEO, Matthew Wright raised significant concerns today about the Government’s intention to push ahead with Disability Support Pension (DSP) re-assessments for people with disability under 35 years of age.
“Cutting people off the DSP won’t create jobs. Employment of people with disability has declined over the past decade, so moving people off the DSP won’t lead to employment, it will just lead to poverty”.
The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) will today host a Roundtable of prominent Australians to develop a new employment model for Australia that is inclusive of people with disability. Attendees include individuals from business and industry, policy commentators, futurists, innovators and leaders in both the disability and employment sectors.
“With 2.2 million Australians of workforce age estimated to be living with a disability we urgently need to find a new model”, Mr Matthew Wright, CEO of AFDO said.
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