Submission to Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

In May 2020, the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability invited input about the employment experiences of people with a disability. Its employment issues paper identified the need to address the experiences of LGBTI people with disability.
The Alliance's submission highlights that LGBTI people with a disability experience worse employment outcomes. They face systemic and attitudinal barriers compounded by being an LGBTI person with a disability. Applying this intersectional lens is essential to designing and implementing tailored programs that effectively improve employment outcomes.

This submission has been particularly informed by the our Employable Q project, which worked with 25 LGBTI individuals with disability to understand their employment experiences. It recommends future funding to extend Employable Q and further investment in programs to train disability employment services in cultural sensitivity.

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