Yes, thank you, I know the last posting is inflammatory. It's meant to be. I know there are some excellent 'business services'. However, it is also true that the present government funding emphasis on making a profit also often denies the most effective and productive workers an opportunity to join in our society to the fullest extent possible.
Those that know me will have heard my support and sincere appreciation for the effort of firms like Qualitech, who despite, rather than because of, government support, take workers with high levels of disability and provide a fantastic work place.
NOVA operates a business service (Cafe 64) at Walgett. We used to offer this service in tandem with an open employment program. This was a logical co-location and dozens of workers passed through into open employment. Two years ago we were given a choice business service or open employment - but not both.
This in the worst drought on record!
We opted to continue to provide employment through Cafe 64. There was no other option.There still isn't.
What is needed is a relaxation of the idealogically driven nonsense about profit and a return to sound business management, coupled with a philosophical foundation of support for all people who have disability.
When there's no penalty for moving workers through business services into open employment it'll happen naturally.
Let's go back to that.
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