Conference agenda launch, Join our employing 100 initiative, Disability champions discuss employment targets, sign up for our new training calendar.

Launch of our Conference Agenda

Agenda Update Alert!

This year’s Conference is shaping up to be our best one yet, with an amazing lineup of keynote speakers, informative sessions, and exciting networking opportunities.

We’re excited to announce the topics for our 2023 Conference agenda, including:

  • Am I Disabled Enough? Exploring the Complexity of Disability Experience
  • Achieving Disability Employment Equity: Are Targets the Solution?
  • Neurodiversity in the Workplace: Thinking Outside the Box for Recruitment and Career Development
  • Finding your voice: Storytelling as a Tool for Disability Inclusion
  • Leading the Way: Insights from Disability-Inclusive Organisations on Retaining and Developing Talent

Check out what other topics will be covered and more on these sessions.

Early bird tickets will be ending soon, so take advantage of our discounted pricing and register your attendance today!


Join our Employing 100 initiative

Australian Network on Disability is pleased to announce the launch of Employing 100. This two-year project is the result of a grant funded by the Department of Social Services, as part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Information Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) Program.

Employing 100 aims to successfully place 100 jobseekers with disability into roles in the health care and social assistance, and food and accommodation industries.

Australian Network on Disability has developed an Employer Enablement Framework (a model to support employers to recruit people with disability) to achieve this based on more than a decade’s research. You will receive expert support from Australian Network on Disability throughout the program to support you to enhance your systems and processes, upskill your team and identify vacancies to onboard talent with disability.

If you are an organisation in one of these industries, have 50+ open vacancies across Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland and are on your journey to becoming an accessible and inclusive workplace, please email Nerida Sleaman, Project Manager on for more information.


Disability Champions discuss targets

Targeted Employment insights - Lessons Learnt

We held three invite-only Disability Champions Roundtables in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra respectively in mid-March. The topic was ‘Targeted Employment insights – Lessons Learnt’. There has been much discussion globally and locally about setting employment targets for people with disability and the Disability Royal Commission report due out in September will no doubt speak to this topic.

We heard excellent insights from the Australian Public Service Commission (with a target of 7% by 2025) and Victorian Public Sector Commission (with a target of 12% by 2025) plus insights from Life Without Barriers, Telstra, and the ABC. We thank KPMG, NAB and Attorney-General’s Department for hosting the events, and the speakers and Champions for sharing their employment targets, plans and lessons learnt so far.

Australian Network on Disability Disability Champions are C-Suite / senior executives who advocate for their organisation’s access and inclusion initiatives. If you would like to obtain more information about this network, please reach out to your Relationship Manager.

Our upcoming National Champions Roundtable will be held virtually on Thursday 6 July.


Upcoming Member Roundtable

Our next national Roundtable for members will be held on Wednesday 3 May from 1pm to 2.30pm. Members will receive an email invitation to the online event with the Teams link closer to the date.

Speakers from RMIT will discuss their IDEA Framework – an intersectional approach to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access and we will announce several exciting updates about our Directing Change Mentoring program and our new Alumni Connect.


Find the best training for you and your organisation

Last month Australian Network on Disability launched a new multi-organisational training calendar, designed to make booking into a range of disability confidence training quicker and easier.

The new training calendar allows members to book individual employees into training and participants can share in the experience of learning alongside employees from other organisations in these online facilitated sessions.

Find out more about the new training.


Welcome to our new members

Australian Network on Disability is delighted to welcome our new members who joined our rapidly growing network this month.


  • Department of Justice Tasmania
  • Racq


  • Anglo American Steelmaking Coal
  • Qualtrics


  • Ausgrid
  • Care Fast Group
  • Melbourne Cricket Club
  • Northstar Projects
  • WDEA Works

Read our full list of members and explore our new member charter.