Australia’s $1bn disability employment service criticised over poor outcomes and reduced employment

Australia’s $1bn disability employment service criticised over poor outcomes and reduced employment

The Guardian

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New issues paper by the royal commission raises concerns about the ‘lack of support’ and ‘specialised disability knowledge’ for clients

The federal government’s outsourced employment services scheme for people with disabilities has come under fresh scrutiny, this time from the disability royal commission.

An issues paper released by the royal commission on Wednesday said the inquiry had received several complaints about the disability employment service (DES) program, worth about $1bn a year in contracts paid to private companies and non-profits.

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