This project aims to investigate how the higher education sector can better support people with disabilities to transition from economic exclusion to work.

One in five Australians have a disability and of these 47.3% are not employed. This is a significant issue with regulatory failures and challenges often affecting rights to education and work being exercised on an equal basis.

This project seeks to examine international legal norms, theories and strategic and operational practices in the higher education sector.

Expected outcomes include advances in scholarship on ableism, informed policy reform, and transferable operational processes for the education and employment sectors, to improve the transition of people with disabilities to work.

Project members

Professor Paul Harpur

ARC Future Fellow
TC Beirne School of Law