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Welfare reform and Gillard's workplace vision

Sean Gleeson

The Federal Government's plans to tighten access to the disability support pension gives an insight into Government's focus on increasing workforce participation.

The Government has released the findings of a FaHCSIA departmental review into the impairment tables used to assess eligibility for disability support benefits. Eligibility criteria have been largely unchanged since 1993, and the review found a number of shortcomings, including: Inconsistent consideration of assistive technology in assessing disability – for example, an applicant with a hearing impairment would have their hearing...

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