Summary publication

1 Introduction

This Paper is one of two Issues Papers for the Willing to Work: National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination against Older Australians and Australians with Disability. This paper focuses on issues facing persons with disability, while the other focuses on issues facing older Australians. Each paper recognises the distinct challenges and resulting impacts experienced by older Australians and Australians with disability in the workforce, and the solutions needed to address employment discrimination.

The Issues Papers provide background information for individuals, employers and organisations interested in contributing to the National Inquiry. They do not present finalised research, nor do they intend to limit the scope of submissions.

The purpose of this Issues Paper is to provide guidance on the range of issues related to employment discrimination against Australians with disability that the National Inquiry is examining over the next 12 months. Throughout the paper there are discussion questions intended to assist those who would like to make a submission or participate in consultations.