Disability Discrimination Commissioner National Consultations

Submissions

The Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Alastair McEwin, is conducting a national consultation to help progress and guide development of his priorities.

The Commissioner’s work will be informed, in part, by the recommendations of the 2016 Willing to Work: National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination Against Older Australians and Australians with Disability.

The Willing to Work Inquiry report made a number of recommendations relating to what business and employers can do to improve employment of people with disability and older Australians.

DCA will be providing a submission to the Commissioner highlighting leading practice from our member organisations with a focus on what you think is being done well that could be built upon to achieve greater systemic change.

We would like to hear from DCA members about what your organisation is doing to support the recruitment, retention and advancement of people with disability in your organisations.

We are looking for case studies about programs and initiatives that highlight:

  • Leadership commitment,
  • Ensuring non-discriminatory recruitment and retention practices,
  • Building workplace flexibility,
  • Facilitating career transitions,
  • Providing targeted education and training in the workplace, and
  • Recommendations for peak bodies and professional associations.

For more details about these areas, please see this extract from the Inquiry report.

Please send your case studies to cathy@dca.org.au by 15 February 2017.