Over the last two years, the Australian Government, through the Department of Social Services (DSS), has been working with states and territories to develop a new National Disability Employment Strategy (NDES) for 2021-2031. More than 3,000 people with disability, their families, carers, friends, advocacy organisations, peak bodies and service providers have shared their views to help inform the new NDES.
The NDS released a Consultation Paper seeking feedback on the proposed vision, priority areas and ideas of what we think could improve employment outcomes for people with disability.
This Submission from Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) focuses on providing responses to just some of the key themes posed in the National Disability Employment Strategy (NDES) Consultation Paper (the Consultation Paper).
In this submission, WWDA provides 22 recommendations for consideration, responding to nine key areas of concern. Our recommendations aim to improve the employment opportunities for women and girls with disability in Australia. We consider the changes we recommend as essential to achieving an inclusive and non-discriminatory NDES that responds to and addresses all barriers to meaningful employment for women and girls with disability.