Breaking down barriers with new disability plan

3 December 2015

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The NSW Department of Industry today, on International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) has launched its Disability Inclusion Action Plan.

The new Disability Inclusion Action Plan outlines practical steps the department will take to contribute to the NSW State Disability Action Plan which will enable people with a disability to fulfil their potential as equal citizens by:

  • breaking down barriers 
  • promoting access to our services, information and employment for people with disability; and 
  • promoting the ethos of access and inclusion across the department.

Simon Smith, the Secretary of the NSW Department of Industry proudly supports the plan, and its initiatives in making the department a more diverse and inclusive working environment for all.

"I'm really proud to be launching our Disability Inclusion Action Plan today. Our executive has fully committed and all agreed to be an employer which is all inclusive for every Australian who has disability", said Mr Smith.

Celebrating our commitments

We produced a video to celebrate how far we have come as a department to being a more inclusive employer and how we continue in our commitment to improving the lives of people with disability.  

Watch the inspirational video that showcases and celebrates our people, our achievements, and highlights our ongoing commitment to building a truly inclusive community.

International Day of People with Disability

Today is International Day of People with Disability, a United Nations sanctioned day that celebrates progress in breaking down barriers, opening doors, and realising an inclusive society for all.

IDPwD is recognised by disability organisations, businesses, governments and the community to make positive changes to the lives of 4 million Australians, and to celebrate the achievements of people with disability.

For more information, visit the website for International Day of People with Disability.