LABOR CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO ENSURE AUSTRALIAN DISABILITY ENTERPRISES VIABILITY

Shadow Minister for Disability and Carers, Senator Carol Brown and the Hon Sharon Bird, MP for Cunningham today toured Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs) in Wollongong, meeting with their work place reps, carers and supported employees.

Labor supports Australian Disability Enterprises and recognises the vital role as employers of people with disabilities. We also acknowledge and value the training, life skills and social opportunities that people with disabilities access through their employment by ADEs. In addition Labor strongly supports ADEs providing pathways to open employment.

Labor believes that ADEs should receive real and practical support from Government to maintain viability in this complex changing employment and workplace environment and in the context of the NDIS.

Labor will continue to support ADEs and the people who work in the enterprises.