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Law prompts focus on abilities, not disabilities

CTU Media Release
30 November 2007

Repeal of outdated law prompts focus on abilities, not disabilities - CTU

"The repeal of the Disabled Persons Employment Promotion Act, which comes into effect today, is an important milestone in a shifting focus on workers' abilities, not disabilities," CTU vice president Richard Wagstaff said today.

"All workers deserve the right to decent work. The previous law disadvantaged workers with disabilities, it diminished their human rights and it reflected attitudes towards disability which are unacceptable."

"Workers with disabilities and their supporters have consistently advocated for their workplace rights and for the repeal of this law. All workers will now be able to access core work rights such as the minimum wage, sick pay and holidays entitlements."

"The repeal of the DPEP Act was signalled six years ago in 'Pathways To Inclusion', and we acknowledge those employers who have been making changes over recent years to ensure they are ready to operate in the new environment."

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