Dollar Sign in Space - IllustrationThe Government has committed $173 million to support employees in Australian Disability Enterprises. The funding will be used in part to develop and implement a new productivity wage based tool, including new assessments for use across the supported employment sector.

The new arrangement follows the suspension in December 2012 of the Business Services Wage Assessment Tool  (BSWAT)and will also assist ADEs with additional wage costs associated with the deferment of BSWAT. Work on developing the new assessment tool, that will lead to the phasing out of BSWAT, will be carried out in consultation with relevant stakeholders including employers and unions.

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