The Victorian Government has launched Every opportunity: Victorian economic participation plan for people with disability 2018–20, a three-year plan to enhance the economic participation of people with disability in the state.
In addition to empowering employers to support people into appropriate jobs, the initiative will address the discrimination, barriers and attitudes that prevent people with a disability from getting work.
People with a disability represent 20 per cent of Victoria’s population. The employment rate for people with a disability is 53 per cent – that’s compared to 82 per cent for people without a disability.
Every opportunity focuses on improving education pathways, employment opportunities and support for business ownership and innovation. It’s also a key pillar of Victoria’s state disability plan.
The initiative sets a target of six per cent employment of people with a disability across all Victorian Government departments by 2020, with further targets to be set in the future.
Commission resources about disability discrimination
- Guideline: Mental illness > Complying with the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 in employment helps employers and businesses understand their obligations under the law
- Disability discrimination: Know your rights provides information on discrimination because of disability, and how you can make a complaint
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