Take part in the National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination

Feb 17, 2016

As part of the National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination against Older Australians and Australians with Disability, employers are invited to participate in a consultation session on 24 February in Melbourne.

People with mental health conditions are often excluded or discriminated against with regard to employment, and are disproportionately represented among unemployed people. Despite growing awareness of mental health issues for Australians, a wide range of workplace barriers remain.

The Australian Human Rights Commission is keen to hear from employers on what actions could strengthen the exercise of rights by people with a mental health condition, and what examples of good practice could be shared. 

On behalf of beyondblue and the Australian Human Rights Commission, we would like to invite you to attend a roundtable to discuss reflections from the previous consultations in 2015, and inform the final recommendations of the report to the Australian Government. Discussions will focus on employment of people with a mental health condition, and the consultation will be facilitated by the Age and Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Ms Susan Ryan AO.  

Date: 24 February 2016

Time: 1pm to 2.30 pm

Venue: beyondblue, Level 2, 290 Burwood Road, Hawthorn, VIC 3122

RSVP: To confirm your participation please RSVP by Monday 22 February to kelly.wilson@beyondblue.org.au

The venue is accessible for people using wheelchairs. If you have any access or support requirements in order to participate fully, please email ageanddisabilityinquiry@humanrights.gov.au.

You may wish to read one or both of the Issues Papers, which are designed to help guide those contributing to the Inquiry. Further background information and details on the objectives, methodology and timeframe for the National Inquiry are available at https://www.humanrights.gov.au/willing-to-work.

We look forward to your participation in this important National Inquiry. If you have any questions in regard to the consultation please email ageanddisabilityinquiry@humanrights.gov.au or phone (02) 9284 9600.

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