Senate debates

Wednesday, 12 September 2012


Disability Employment Services

3:44 pm

Photo of Carol BrownCarol Brown (Tasmania, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate—

  (a)   recognises that the rate of employment for people with disability in Australia is significantly less than for people without disability;

  (b)   commends efforts taken so far by disability advocates and a number of big and small businesses who are working to remedy this concerning need;

  (c)   acknowledges the significant economic and productivity benefits of having more Australians with disability in work; and

  (d)   calls on the Government to:

     (i)   engage with the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) about the merits of the ASX extending their Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations, to require reporting on the employment of people with disability, and

     (ii)   explore ways to ensure companies of more than 100 employees report on their efforts to employ people with disabilities.

Question agreed to.