Earlier this morning Alan Jones* got stuck into those folk that oppose those amongst the Australian Disability Enterprise providers that want to retain the BSWAT (Business Services Wage Assessment Tool).
I am not going to buy into this again (too much hate mail) and here's the facts:
The BSWAT discriminates against people with an intellectual disability, the High Court said so and more importantly, everyone in the industry at least suspected same.
Not all programs use BSWAT - NOVA doesn't and our ADE workers earn on average 3 times as much as their peers that have this forced upon them - they are in Walgett a town about as drought affected as you can get.
Everyone was given years to implement strategies to improve wages and move away from the BSWAT.
Some (about 50%) didn't and that's nobodies fault but theirs.
The BSWAT discriminates against people with intellectual disability
Discrimination is simply wrong.
* I've met Mr Jones on a number of occasions and admire him, his principles and his breadth of knowledge and passion it's simply that on this he isn't as right as he normally would be (sorry)
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