Impairment and our workforce
In Queensland, nearly 18% of the community identify as having a disability, but less than 3% of the Queensland public service (as at December 2017) disclose an impairment. Also, 60% of workplace discrimination complaints are disability related.
We need to challenge the status quo and build a workforce where employees can safely bring their true selves to work.
- Empowered and confident: disabling the barriers implementation plan 2018 - 2022
- Inclusion and Diversity Strategy 2015–2020
- Inclusion and Diversity at a Glance
- Disability Discrimination Act
- The case for change
- Watch the Australian Public Service Commission’s videos:
- Read about how local governments can increase the social and economic participation of people with disability.
- Complete the agency checklist .
- Assess your agency’s strengths and maturity with the access and inclusion index.
- Read the following case studies:
- All Abilities Queensland
- Diversity Council Australia
- Choice Passion Life
- Job Access
- Vision Australia
- Australian Government support: A range of assistance for employers of people with disability.
- Funding for workplace modifications
- Subsidised wages for people with disability
- Support and wage subsidies to take on apprentices with disability
- The Supported Wage System: allowing for employees whose productivity is affected by disability.
- Allowances for essential work travel costs: for employees with an impairment who cannot access public transport unaided.
- Work-based personal assistance: for people who need regular help due to their disability or medical condition.
Agencies can use the communication toolkit to help raise awareness of the different faces of disability and assist employees to make our workplaces inclusive, diverse and accessible.