Employment issues paper published by DRC

The latest issues paper is looking at the experiences of people with disability in employment. The Royal Commission wants to understand why people with disability are less likely to be employed and have lower incomes than people without disability.

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.

It wants to hear about the particular experiences of women with disability, culturally and linguistically diverse people, including migrants with disability, and LGBTIQ people with disability. The issues paper asks 9 questions to help people and organisations to provide responses.

The Royal Commission encourages responses from individuals and organisations to the issues paper by 14 August 2020, although submissions will also be accepted after that date.