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Work and employment

Australian state and federal laws prohibit employers from discriminating against employees and job applicants on the basis of their HIV status, but many people with HIV still face barriers to full participation in work and employment. Making decisions about stopping work, returning to work or deciding whether to let your employer know about your HIV status are all major decisions for which we all need adequate information and support.

Making concessions

Positive Living article • Brad Johnston • 13 March 2009

‘Pensioner’ is such a loaded term, muses Brad Johnston. Particularly when you’re an apparently healthy 38-year-old. read more »

AFDO Submission to the National Mental Health and Disability Employment Strategy

Submission • Peter Canavan • 14 October 2008

AFDO submission to the National Mental Health and Disability Employment Strategy. read more »

Best Practice position paper on support for HIV positive parents and their children

Policy paper • Katherine Leane • 9 October 2008

This discussion paper explores the particular support needs of HIV positive parents and their children when accessing PLWHAPerson (or People) Living with HIV/AIDS. organisations. It will also suggest ideas for increasing participation of parents in community programmes, events and management structures. read more »

Welfare to Work: where to from here?

Positive Living article • 26 June 2008
living with HIV

Graham Douglas-Meyer surveys the current status of PLWHAPerson (or People) Living with HIV/AIDS. and how the new government will affect changes that have already been made, as well as some thought for the future. read more »

NAPWHA Care and Support Audit

Discussion paper • Peter Canavan • 30 November 2007

The Care and Support Snapshot Survey (CSSS) prepared by NAPWHA asks and then listens to the perceptions of a range of positive people. It includes a number of questions about service needs, constituency and representation, geography and the policy and advocacy work of NAPWHA through the lens of positive people. read more »

Q and A on welfare changes

Positive Living article • David Menadue • 21 December 2006

There are now three different categories of people on the Disability Support Pension depending on when they were placed on it. This article examines the effect of the changes on each of these groups. read more »

AFDO overview of labour market employment services and support programs

Discussion paper • Rob Lake • 3 May 2006

This AFDO-produced paper provides background information on the many Australian Government funded employment and support services in the lead up to the introduction of the ‘welfare to work package’. The paper explores the major labour market programs or Employment Services programs, how they interact and how people with disability may be affected by the coming changes in policy. read more »

Back to work — for $2.27 an hour

Positive Living article • Paul Kidd • 13 October 2005
living with HIV

Disabled people and those with chronic illnesses will be up to $122 per week worse off and could find themselves working for just $2.27 an hour under the government’s proposed welfare-to-work program, according to a new report. read more »

NAPWHA submission to HREOC inquiry

Submission • John Rule • 10 May 2005

NAPWHA has made a written submission to the National Inquiry on Employment and Disability, which is examining the barriers faced by people with disabilities in seeking work, and issues for employers in recruitingThe act of signing up participants into a study. Generally this process involves evaluating a participant with respect to the eligibility criteria of the study and going through the informed consentThe process of learning the key facts about a clinical trial before deciding whether or not to participate. It is also a continuing process throughout the study to provide information for participants. To help someone decide whether or not to participate, the doctors and nurses involved in the trial explain the details of the study. process., retaining or fully utilising employees with disabilities. read more »

The road ahead

Positive Living article • Glenn Flanagan • 1 August 2003

Deciding to return to the workforce, for many positive people, means trading the certainties of life on the pension for the uncertainties of work. One solution, says GLENN FLANAGAN, is to combine volunteering with part time work. read more »

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