Pre Budget Submission

Pre-Budget submission paragraph

Amalgamate all the current supports into one overall grant that will cover everything needed to accommodate an employee with a disability at work - Workplace Access Grant.

Minimise the financial risk for employers. The current structure means that an employer is expected to employ and pay a person with a disability who is unable to take up the offered work until their supports are in place.

Remove the onus from the employer to apply for grant support and empower the jobseeker with a disability to seek work with their supports already in place. The employee with a disability should be fully equipped for their own employment and career prospects without the need to engage an employer in the process.