Speeches

September 2017

Disability Employment Australia (DEA) Conference 2017

Thank you for inviting me to attend the Disability Employment Australia annual conference. I imagine there will be a lot of discussion on changes to the DES program, and the disability sector more broadly.
The program changes announced earlier this year are a culmination of extensive consultations with DES providers, employers, and people with disability. DEA has been instrumental in these consultations, working with Government to find ways to improve the performance of DES so that more people with disability achieve the social, emotional and financial benefits that work brings.