Going backwards: how NDIS workforce arrangements are undermining decent work and gender equality


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Author: Macdonald, Fiona


The disability support workforce is central to the effectiveness and sustainability of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Hundreds of thousands of NDIS participants rely on this workforce to provide personal support and care on a daily basis. The NDIS workforce is large and growing, currently employing about a quarter of a million workers, mostly women. Pay, working conditions and career opportunities in the disability support workforce are critical to the future of women's economic equality in Australia. It is a decade since the NDIS was first piloted, yet the promise for...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Disability; Industry; Employment; Income; Gender; Quality; Workforce development

Keywords: Working conditions; Job quality; Employment security; Hours of work; Gig economy; Employees; Employee retention; Labour turnover; Access to education and training; Professional development; Regulation; Policy implications; Government role; Recommendations

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Centre for Future Work, Australia Institute, 2023

Physical description: 28 p.

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Also called: Going backwards: how National Disability Insurance Scheme workforce arrangements are undermining decent work and gender equality

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 154.61

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