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Willing to work: National inquiry into employment discrimination against older Australians and Australians with disability

Response to inquiry.

The social, community, economic and personal benefits of employment are well known and are strongly demonstrated in research and through direct experience. Available evidence associates employment with financial security, independence, physical and mental health and a basis for identity for individuals and social cohesion and economic productivity for societies as a whole.

As a community, we focus strongly on employment or future employment throughout life. A career or occupation is often a key part of an individual’s identity. Children are frequently asked from an early age about their career interests and a common aspiration for a child’s future is that they will get ‘a good job.’ 

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