Disability Royal Commission examining barriers in open employment for disabled Australians

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This week the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability is overseeing its ninth public hearing into pathways and barriers for disabled Australians by examining their experiences in searching, finding and retaining their jobs in open employment.

Oliver Hunter, who is a Sydney based disability advocate, consultant and stand-up comedian was one of the 24 witnesses who gave evidence to the commission. He explains why some of the job opportunities he obtained felt tokenistic and how he handled being discriminated against despite his physical disabilities.

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