2 November 2022, Guardian Australia, Luke Henriques-Gomes. Access the full article here.

Social services minister Amanda Rishworth to announce pilot scheme aimed at lifting employment rates among people with disability

People on the national disability insurance scheme who want to work will be connected with a disability employment services provider under a trial to be established by the Albanese government.

In a speech on Wednesday, the social services minister, Amanda Rishworth, will confirm the establishment of a pilot scheme aimed at lifting employment rates among people with disability.

“The unemployment rate for people with disability is more than double that of working age people without disability,” Rishworth is expected to say.

A report by Boston Consulting Group, commissioned by the previous government, found reforms to the Des program enacted by the Coalition had seen provider revenue surge without an equivalent spike in job placements for people with disability.

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