Employment and disability in Australia online report launch

WhereOnline - Microsoft Teams Live
WhenWednesday 13 March 2024, 11.00am - 12.30pm AWST

It is estimated that one in every six Australians, or around 4.4 million people, have a disability of some form, with 1.4 million Australians living with a disability classified as severe or profound.  

Aside from the underutilisation of the talents of people with disability, the opportunity to work is fundamental to living a complete and fulfilling life and to achieving autonomy and independence.  

This Focus on the States report contains a comprehensive assessment of the trends, drivers and consequences of labour market disadvantage faced by people with disability in Australia, with a view to highlighting the potential for policy and actions to promote inclusiveness. 

The report casts new light on the different labour market journeys and work progressions experienced by people with work-limiting disabilities compared to those with conditions that do not limit their labour market contribution, and to people without disability, as well as for carers of people with disability. 

Headshots of two men wearing suits, smiling at the camera
(L-R) Mike Dockery, Alan Duncan

Join us for this special online report launch, with key findings presented by lead authors Professor Mike Dockery, Principal Research Fellow, and Professor Alan Duncan, Director, both of Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre. A discussion panel with experts will follow the presentation of key findings.

Date: Wednesday 13 March 2024

Time: 11.00am – 12.30pm AWST

Platform: Microsoft Teams Live

Cost: This event is free, but registrations are essential.

Register here 


Please note you will receive a separate email from BCEC closer to the event date with the link to access this event.

Registrations close at 5pm AWST on Thursday 7 March 2024.

If you have any special requirements to enable you to participate in this event please email bcec@curtin.edu.au or ring BCEC on +618 9266 1744.