MARY WOOLDRIDGE DROPS THE BALL ON DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT.
Victorians who live with various disabilities, gathered at the Melbourne office of
Australians for Disability and Diversity Employment (ADDE) INC, a national
disability employment lobby group, to express their deeply felt anger and
disappointment over what they say has been a complete lack of interest and
resultant poor performance from the Victorian Government over this states
worsening disability employment crises.
ADDE is committed to highlighting the individual and collective experience of people with disabilities around employment.
“If you have a disability in our country you are more likely to be unemployed, more likely to be living in poverty and more likely to be less educated than if you don't have a disability. Too easily we're overlooked and ignored. Too often the story of disability is told through unemployment and poverty. Our system is broken. We aren't doing enough”.
Kurt Fearnley, Australia Day Address 2013
The unemployment statistics continue to deteriorate at a greater rate for people with disabilities than those without. We must ensure the politicians are accountable.