The Australian Bureau of Statistics in 2018 revealed that 1.1 million Australians with a disability between the ages of 15 and 64 were in the workforce.

Discrimination and lack of information are some of the reasons companies do not employ people with a disability.

Organisations are calling on Federal government to change the Disability Employment Scheme to give more opportunities to those seeking employment.

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Produced By: Eduardo Jordan

Featured In Story: Phil Hayes-Brown – CEO of Wallara Australia, and Laurence Walsh – Machine driver

First aired on The Wire, Thursday 1 June 2023