The Federal Government has introduced an amendment to the social security legislation to strengthen the job seeker’s compliance framework and provide stronger incentives for job seekers to meet their mutual obligation requirements to attend appointments with their employment service providers.
Deaf Australia raises concerns that the burden of this proposed compliance is on deaf and hard of hearing job seekers, as many employment service providers do not provide for communication access needs for deaf and hard of hearing people on an on going basis.
It is Deaf Australia’s view that the proposed Amendment will greatly disadvantage deaf and hard of hearing people and penalise deaf and hard of hearing people through no fault of their own.
Deaf Australia has put forward a submission to the senate committee. You can read the full submission here