The Federal Government welcomes the announcement that South Australian support organisation, Minda, will provide additional assistance to Aspitech.
Aspitech is an Australian Disability Enterprise that employs 140 workers. The organisation provides e-waste recycling services as part of the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme.
Last month Aspitech faced closure but the Federal Government stepped in to help save 140 jobs which were on the verge of being lost.
Minda, the largest non-government disability support organisation in South Australia, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with South Australia Group Enterprises, which includes disability enterprise, Aspitech.
Minda’s announcement will provide additional support to the assistance already provided by the Federal Government. This will include providing immediate operating capital to support existing employees and encourage the growth of Aspitech.
In addition, Minda will share industry knowledge of operations and processes to help Aspitech grow and support.
“I support the action taken by Minda and I look forward to seeing Aspitech continue to prosper and provide valuable employment opportunities for people with a disability,” said Mr Williams.
“Aspitech are an important employer in the western suburbs, providing a great service to the community.”
The National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme was designed by the previous Federal Labor Government, and states and territories, but it is fundamentally flawed.
“The Commonwealth is undertaking a review of the scheme’s design and operation, which will consider if all states and territories are making a sufficient contribution towards the e-waste recycling industry,” said Minister Hunt.
“Matt Williams has been a strong advocate for the workers at Aspitech and I thank him for this. Matt is a committed local member and he’s worked hard to highlight problems facing the sector.”
The Government has already held a roundtable with industry co-regulators to discuss issues that were facing the sector and work on ways to address these concerns.