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Australia lowest among OECD disability rankings
* From: AAP
* November 30, 2011 9:21AM
ALMOST half of people with a disability in Australia are living in or near poverty, making Australia the worst in the developed world, a new report says.
The report by accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), published today, also found that Australians with a disability were half as likely to be employed as people without a disability.
Australia is ranked 21st out of 29 developed nations in this category.
The report, Disability Expectations: Investing in a better life, a stronger Australia, found that 45 per cent of people with a disability in Australia live in or near poverty, the worst out of OECD countries, where the average is 22 per cent.