“The gap is widening, and the system is currently failing Australians with disabilities.”
NEDA is also calling for federally funded employment services incorporating specialist services and inclusion experts, and a transition plan out of segregated employment settings.
“They often experience attitudinal and structural barriers that limit their participation in the workforce. Physical access to workplaces unfortunately is still a common barrier to open employment. We need structural systemic changes, education and improved performance by disability employment agencies.”
The graph below from the Australia Institute shows the month-on-month change in the 15+ population.
Source: Australia Institute
In the previous reporting period, which was released in May, the unemployment rate also remained at 3.9 per cent in April and the number of people employed rose by 4,500 people to 13.4 million.
“Under Scott Morrison, real wages are plummeting while the cost of living is skyrocketing.”
Unemployment falls as minimum wage increases
“[The commission] agreed effectively with the government submission, that the lowest-paid workers – who were on just $20.33 an hour (and) will now have that increase by just $1.05 an hour – didn’t deserve a real wage cut.”
“This wage increase will put a lot of pressure on business because they’re already under pressure with energy cost increases, interest rate rises and concerns around their own inflation,” Mr Willox told ABC TV.