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Employment issues paper published by DRC

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The Royal Commission wants to hear about people’s experiences across a wide range of employment settings including paid work, independent contracting, self-employment or apprenticeships as well as segregated employment settings and community based enterprises in First Nations communities.

COVID-19 – New Disability Information Helpline

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A new service called the Disability Information Helpline is available for people with disability who need help because of coronavirus (COVID-19). It can help families, carers, support workers and services, too.

You can contact the Disability Information Helpline on 1800 643 787 to talk about your concerns in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and resources

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The Australian Government’s Department of Health website is the central source for up-to-date information and advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19).

We have also compiled a list of other available resources that may be useful for those supporting people with disability and the managers and staff of disability advocacy organisations.

 

Now is the time to act on pandemic measures for people with disability

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People with disability, and their organisations, across Australia are calling for urgent action, to keep us safe during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Over 70 national, state and territory disability organisations have come together to urge the National Cabinet to take the urgent action we need to keep people with disability free of the COVID-19 virus.