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Reforms to the disability employment system to support more Australians living with disability into work

The Albanese Labor Government has committed to introduce a new specialist disability employment service from 1 July 2025. Building on the vision for employment services set out in the Employment White Paper to better respond to the needs of employers and jobseekers with disability. With a strong focus on quality and embedding the views of people with disability into how services are delivered. While discussing Government’s plans for a reformed specialised disability employment service, the session will also touch on recommendations of the House Select Committee on Workforce Australia Employment Services.



Julian Hill

MP, Australian Government

Julian Hill was elected as the Member for Bruce in the Australian Parliament in July 2016, and is the Chair of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit and the Defence Subcommittee of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade. Between 2022-23, Julian chaired the Select Committee on Workforce Australia Employment Services, leading a first principles review of Australia’s employment services system.

Julian was elected as a Councillor at Port Phillip City Council at the age of 25, and became the youngest ever Mayor of the City, before holding a number of senior positions within the Victorian Public Service, working in economic development, employment, community development, urban planning, local government, migration, and international education.

Julian graduated from Monash University with degrees in Science and Law, has a postgraduate qualification in International Relations and is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) Victoria.