People with disability facing huge barriers to workforce | The Drum

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Just 1% of employees in Australia’s largest companies are people with disabilities – that is despite the fact that almost 20% of the population live with a disability.

This is just one extraordinary statistic that the Disability Royal Commission has uncovered this week, as they look at the barriers to workforce participation.

The unemployment rate among disabled Australians is 53.4%, and advocates say that is not just bad for those with a disability but for the

economy more broadly.

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