A year of collaboration: the strength of Australian Network on Disability
This past financial year, Australian Network on Disability and our network have moved from strength-to-strength despite the challenges of a global pandemic. Our network of over 300 members have kept disability inclusion front of mind. Through ongoing partnership and collaboration with Australian Network on Disability, we reflect over what our members have achieved over the past financial year.
Making the workforce work for all
Over the 2020-21 financial year, Australian Network on Disability With over 330 members at the end of FY2021, our combined workforce makes up a total of over 1.85 million Australians.
Those 1.85 million Australians all of these Australians are driving towards a disability confident Australia.
We know that despite the challenging circumstances over the past financial year, our network never wavered in their quest to make the workplace inclusive, and the numbers prove it.
Here is a snippet of our 2020-21 Annual Report, showcasing some of our achievements from the past year:
- 190 Disability confidence training sessions delivered,
- 238 organisations used the Index Quick 10 to check their journey and progress towards inclusion
- 415 people attended our roundtables
- And 26% growth in the number of Disability Confident Recruiters across our network.
We are proud that this financial year, we saw our biggest Stepping Into cohort ever. We had 195 internships completed, allowing members to put with disability confidence into practice, and students with disability to gain hands-on work experience.
Similarly, our PACE mentoring program saw an increase of 37% from last year, with 357 mentoring matches that supported mentors in their disability confidence and inclusion – and in turn, supported mentees in their career confidence.
What lies ahead
We can see that clearly that our engaged and zealous network are a force to be reckoned with not even a pandemic can slow down their eagerness to create a disability confident Australia.
Australian Network on Disability is looking forward to continuing this journey with all of our members.
Read more about what we’ve achieved as a network. Read our 2021 Annual Report for more details on the year that was.