Joint Media Release with Country Liberals Candidate for Lingiari Jacinta Price
Support for Territorians with disability in the workplace is increasing, Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, and Country Liberals Candidate for Lingiari, Jacinta Price, announced.
The Turnbull Government has announced an expanded list of independent assessors, available to assess appropriate workplace adjustments for people with disability.
These assessments, provided free of charge, enable people with disability and their employers to access Government funding to pay for reasonable adjustments to a workplace so a person with disability can commence or keep a job.
“Previously, there was an undersupply of assessors in Lingiari. This has been rectified,” Senator Scullion said.
“We have increased the number of assessment providers in Lingiari from 2 to 6.
Mrs Price said the assessors in Lingiari will exercise expert judgement in making appropriate and accurate workplace assessments for people with disability.
“We are committed to ensuring all Territorians with disability and their employers in Lingiari have access to this important service.
“I encourage all employers of people with disability in Linigari to access this free service.”
The National Panel of Assessors:
• Provide assessments of the physical environment of a workplace and identify any barriers that a person with disability may experience
• Analyse specific work tasks and recommend adjustments to ensure any specific needs are met
• Review any injury-prevention strategies and ensure they are suitable for a person with disability
• Recommend workplace modifications to ensure a person with disability is able to carry out their job.
The panel will run from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2023.
To find an assessor or for more information go to www.JobAccess.gov.au.