Hydro Tasmania takes real action for people with disability

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Hydro Tasmania has demonstrated its commitment to workplace inclusivity by launching its Disability Inclusion Action Plan and submitting it to the Australian Human Rights Commission, along with timeframes for a range of tasks that will improve the lives of people with disability.

The action plan includes goals for improving both the customer experience and employment opportunities within Hydro Tasmania’s businesses, including Entura and Momentum Energy, and responds to the Tasmanian Government’s commitment to implement socially just policies for Tasmanians with disability, as outlined in Accessible Island: Disability Framework for Action 2018-2021.

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To develop the action plan, Hydro Tasmania worked with Get Skilled Access, a leading disability and accessibility consultancy, founded by three-time Paralympic gold medallist and wheelchair tennis Grand Slam champion, Dylan Alcott OAM.

Get Skilled Access Inclusion Policy Associate and Paralympian, Paul Nunnari, said that when more than four million Australians with disability have better access to employment, everyone benefits.

“We are finally realising the benefits of a diverse workforce and the tremendous outcomes these perspectives can have for a workplace in the delivery of their services,” Mr Nunnari said.

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