Myer: show us a real commitment to people with disabilities - increase disability employment to 10% by 2015
  • Petitioned Bernie Brooks

This petition was delivered to:

Myer CEO
Bernie Brooks
Customer Contact Centre
Head of Public Relations
Steven Carey
General Manager Corporate Affairs
Jo Lynch
Investor Relations Manager
Davina Gunn

Myer: show us a real commitment to people with disabilities - increase disability employment to 10% by 2015

    1. Petition by

      Graeme Innes, Disability Discrimination Commissioner --


Myer CEO Bernie Brookes’ comments that a levy to fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme is "not good for our customers" and "is something that would have been spent with us" are incredibly disappointing.

They demonstrate a lack of understanding of Australians with disability, half of whom live below the poverty line - and a lack of understanding of how Australians with disability can positively contribute to our community with appropriate support from an NDIS.

I appreciate Mr Brookes has issued an apology, but I’d like to see Myer to commit to an employment target of 10 per cent of people with disability by the end of 2015. This would be a real demonstration of Myer’s commitment both to people with disability and the broader Australian community.

Help encourage Myer to create a disability employment target by tweeting @Myer_MyStore or via Facebook: 

Bernie Brooks, Myer CEO
Customer Contact Centre
Steven Carey, Head of Public Relations
Jo Lynch, General Manager Corporate Affairs
Davina Gunn, Investor Relations Manager
I was really disappointed in your recent comments about funding for the NDIS.

Please show us a real commitment to people with disabilities -- increase Myer's employment of people with disability to 10% by the end of 2015.

[Your name]

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    Reasons for signing

    • Bart and Diane Forger MANDURAH WA 6210, AUSTRALIA
      • 6 months ago

      My Intellectually handicapped 51 year old daughter Kim Louise Forger, rejected and neglected in 1976 by her birth mother Ngaire Cecil Coghlan, nee Forger, her 18 months elder brother Michael Paul Coghlan, nee Forger and 5 and 6 year younger sisters Kate Ngaire and Annelies Eula Sophia Coghlan, nee Forger.

      Without constant care/support from the Endeavour Foundation-Brisbane live would have been extremely difficult for her.

      Bernie Brook Myer and similar organisation including T Abbott and associates should shift their priorities and ensure that those with a disability but capable of employment should be given this opportunity. Those who object, including many of the present government, should hang their head in shame but will be the first to scream loudest should something similar happen to them.

    • Dawn Ash AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      Mainy people with a disability would love to be a valued member of our society, this includes employment. PWD would be a loyal and dedicated staff member to any organisation. PWD all want to participate in our communities; its just the communities lack of knowledge and understanding that stands in the way of PWD; ignorance is a curse.

    • Hayden Cater AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      My twins are disabled and when I die will Myer look after them??????

    • Bill Tarrant TEMPE, AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      Prompted by Pauc McClintock's recent attack on the AHRC. Acting like a corporate thug.

      • over 1 year ago

      Men in suits. Get to know the real world please.


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