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Disability Employment Services submission

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Mission Australia has extensive experience as a provider of Disability Employment Services (DES) and drawn on this experience to respond to the discussion paper on the Future of Disability Employment Services. We are committed to the rights of people with disability and are supportive of moves towards greater participant choice.

Mission Australia submission to the McClure Review

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Mission Australia responds to the McClure Review by calling on welfare reform to deliver adequate payments and evidence based policy solutions.

Government Review of Indigenous Training and Employment - December 2013

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Mission Australia recognises the unique status of Indigenous peoples as the original owners and custodians of Australia’s lands and waters and we are committed to addressing the cultural, social and economic needs of Indigenous communities. Currently 6.63% of Mission Australia’s employees are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background.

Indigenous Employment Program (IEP) Assessment and Funding Processes - April 2013

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Mission Australia is committed to addressing the cultural, social and economic needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We therefore welcomed the Australian Government's introduction of the Indigenous Employment Program (IEP) as a way to contribute towards meeting the Closing the Gap employment target.

Improving the employment participation of people with disability in Australia - February 2013

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Mission Australia is strongly committed to fostering an inclusive approach towards people with disabilities.We are in the process of developing a Disability Action Plan (DAP, which will provide an agreed commitment and framework to ensure that our organisation is accessible and non-discriminatory to people with disabilities. We also see the DAP as an opportunity to demonstrate leadership in overcoming the discrimination and exclusion experienced by Australians with disability.

Adequacy of the Allowance Payment System for Jobseekers and Others - September 2012

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Mission Australia's response to the Questions on Notice: The adequacy of the allowance payment system for job seekers and others, the appropriateness of the allowance payment system as a support into work and the impact of the changing nature of the labour market.

Future Focus: Australia’s skills and workforce development needs - August 2012

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Mission Australia has focused our response to the Discussion Paper on those issues relevant to job seekers and employers, confining our comments to the issues raised in Chapter Three: How do we get there? Achieving our vision. The commentary around the data in this chapter is consistent with our experience in working with job seekers and employers. We believe the Discussion Paper provides a fair analysis of where some of the greatest challenges and disconnects lie.

Adequacy of the Allowance Payment System for Jobseekers and Others - August 2012

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Mission Australia welcomes the opportunity to comment on the inquiry into the adequacy of the allowance payment system for job seekers and others. While commending the government on providing an opportunity to debate the adequacy of the system, we believe the piecemeal reform to individual payments does not go far enough and may further compound inequities or perverse outcomes for recipients.

Social Security Legislation Amendment (Fair Incentives to Work) Bill 2012 - July 2012

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Mission Australia strongly supports the introduction of measures designed to help disadvantaged job seekers move from welfare to work. However, our service delivery experience demonstrates that job seekers need appropriate, sufficient and often intensive supports to do so. Our comments are limited to the first two of the proposed amendments.

A shared responsibility - Apprenticeships for the 21st Century - November 2011

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Mission Australia welcomes the Expert Panel's key recommendations relating to additional support for apprentices or trainees and employers.

The Australian Apprenticeships system: Reform and Budget measure implementation - September 2011

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Mission Australia believes reform would deliver cost and productivity efficiencies. It would focus investment to support employers and apprentices, increased outcomes and significantly lessen complexity for all stakeholders. A key platform for reform is a service delivery model that integrates the current Australian Apprenticeships system with other government employment-related programs and services.

Administration and Purchasing of Disability Employment Services in Australia - September 2011

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Mission Australia has, in respect of Job Services Australia, advocated for the government to ensure stability in the marketplace for job seekers, employers and providers by offering longer-term contracts of service. However, our views in this area must be balanced by the context that the Disability Employment Services Employment Support Services program has never been tested in the market and is not adequately servicing the needs of job seekers with disability and employers.

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