Creating a Disability-Friendly Workplace

Disability Friendly Workplace

Five steps to building a work environment that’s inclusive for all In Australia, people with disability are twice as likely to be unemployed compared to the general population. This tells us that there are still barriers that stop people accessing open employment.   Following on from initiatives like the Inclusive Employment Movement, which is helping… Continue reading

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Dispelling 4 Myths about Employing People with Disability

Dispelling 4 Myths about Employing People with Disability

How some common misconceptions hold people back from equal opportunities. One in five Australians has a disability. If you look in your own workplace, it’s likely there are already employees around you with disability who are thriving in their roles.   In general, people with disability are far underrepresented in the Australian workforce. Among those… Continue reading

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Help for isolated people in Ballarat

Sandra Gallagher Bargain Browsers

When COVID-19 saw the doors close on our Bargain Browsers store in Ballarat, Manager Sandra Gallagher and the team were wondering what to do with all the books and games.   They came up with a wonderful idea, setting up a community library in the foyer of their office. With social isolation taking its toll… Continue reading

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Dean’s dreams come true with NEIS

When Dean first joined the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) program in 2017 he had one clear goal – to be self-employed for the freedom to run his own business and balance his life, family and work commitments.   Delivered by our BRACE team in Port Adelaide, NEIS assists eligible job seekers who want to… Continue reading

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Tree Planting with Parks Victoria – by Reece, SkillsPlus VCAL Senior student

On the 23rd of July my SkillsPlus VCAL class along with the year 10 and 11 classes went on an excursion to the Patterson Rivers to help Parks Victoria. Before we actually arrived there, we first started at the Frankston station during the morning and wrote onto the attendance log with our signatures and phone… Continue reading

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