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Housing assistance in Australia 2011

Housing assistance in Australia 2011 is a compendium style publication which provides readers with information about housing assistance in each segment of the housing sector: government, not-for-profit and the private sector.

How many people return to work after acquired brain injury? A systematic review

This review sought to estimate the proportion people who return to work after brain injury. About 40 percent people with ABI returned to work. While some could not sustain their jobs, people with traumatic ABI changed their jobs over time.

Implications for family carers when people with psychosocial disability have individualised funding packages – literature review

This literature review examines the impact of individualised funding on family carers of people with psychosocial disability.

Investigating the importance of various individual, interpersonal, organisational and demographic variables when predicting job burnout in disability support workers

This study identified factors contributing to burnout among disability support workers. Some key factors were challenging behaviour, workload, supervisor support, work-home conflict, role ambiguity and so on.

Invisible care: Access to carer payment and carer allowance by Victorian carers of a person with a mental illness

Carers of a person with a mental illness have consistently reported that they have great difficulties in

accessing Carer Payment and Carer Allowance. Carers Victoria conducted this study to collect evidence to test or validate carers’ anecdotal experiences.

Is Australia One Recession Away from a Disability Blowout? Lessons from Other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Countries

This paper compares trends in US and Australian disability receipt with those of the Netherlands and Sweden and argue that Australia's current Disability Support Pension programme is vulnerable to the same economic forces that caused unsustainable programme growth in these countries.

Labour market impacts from disability onset

This paper aims to improve the understanding of the causal impacts of working-age

disability onset.

Learning for Purpose Researching the Social Return

The Not-for-Profit (NFP) sector performs a vital function in Australian society supporting those in need and making a positive difference to the lives of the people and the communities it serves.

Length of completed spells on the Disability Support Pension (DSP) program

This paper presents an estimation of the length of completed spells on Disability Support Pension (DSP) program.

Mental illness and its effects on labour market outcomes

This paper examines the impact of mental illness on all stages of labour market engagement, including lower rates of participation in the labour market, higher rates of unemployment and employment in low-skill or low-earning occupations relative to qualifications.

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Research to Action Guides

  • This Guide explores what the research evidence tells us makes a difference in group homes, and to the lives of people who live in them....
  • This Research to Action Guide promotes and supports best practice in inclusive research by providing a review of the evidence and strategies that ensure end-use...