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.
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