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New partnership aims to bring disability inclusion to the forefront

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PwC Australia and Get Skilled Access form a strategic partnership to accelerate disability inclusion in Australian workplaces and across the nation.

 The alliance aims to bring disability inclusion and accessibility to the forefront to create equitable participation opportunities across all parts of society. 

Founded in 2016 by Dylan Alcott, Paralympian and 2022 Australian of the Year, GSA works across the private and public sectors, offering tailored consulting services that help organisations and industries achieve sustainable change in the area of disability inclusion and accessibility.  

PwC Australia and GSA have identified significant opportunities by coming together to expand the reach, breadth and impact of services offerings. 

“In line with our Belonging Strategy, PwC is committed to reimagining accessible employment, and helping build accessible and inclusive workplaces across Australia,” said Tom Seymour, PwC Australia CEO.  

“We know that engaging people with disability in meaningful employment brings better outcomes for business, and to society more broadly, and we advocate this through the Australian Human Rights Commission’s IncludeAbility initiative.” 

GSA founder Dylan Alcott highlighted that the collaboration will help supercharge systemic social change and that organisations should take the lead in creating inclusive and accessible workplaces, services and products.    

“We see a real opportunity for PwC and GSA to achieve large-scale systemic and impactful change towards a disability-inclusive and accessible society,” said Dylan Alcott, GSA Founder.   

“People with disability make up nearly 20% of our population, and it can happen to anyone, at any stage. It makes good business sense to invest in inclusive leadership and building more diverse teams.” 

Alcott added that they want to role model what leading practice disability inclusion looks like and what it delivers. 

PwC Australia and GSA acknowledge and support the achievement of Australia’s Disability Strategy at the federal and state government levels.  

Through the strength and reach of both firms, having consultants with disability and being leaders in the disability space, the alliance will boost opportunities to make systemic change. 

“By making activity and participation easier through technology, support, and relationships, as well as services, policies, and shifting attitudes and behaviour, we can increase inclusion and opportunity for our community of Australians,” added Alcott. 

As part of the alliance, GSA’s team of 25 people will be working in PwC Australia’s Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane offices from 1 May 2023. 

Related: PwC launches 3rd Annual Not-for-Profit CEO Survey 

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Menchie Khairuddin is a writer Deputy Content Manager at Akolade and content producer for Third Sector News. She is passionate about social affairs specifically in mixed, multicultural heritage and not-for-profit organisations.


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