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How industrial awards hit people with disability

14 January 2017

8:29 AM

14 January 2017

8:29 AM

A worker on a wheelchairAustralia has historically had poor rates of labour force participation for people with a disability, ranking well into the bottom half of the developed world. One barrier to work for people with a disability in current awards is minimum shift hours. For many people with pain and fatigue, disability or mental illness, three or four hours is too much to commit to when making tentative steps into the workforce.

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