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Bodies in motion: critical issues between disability studies and multicultural studies

This article seeks to examine disability studies as a position from which multicultural studies can be questioned.

CareCareers

Carecareers is a not-for-profit recruitment initiative aimed at increasing attraction and retention within the community care and disability sector.

Carer and service providers’ experiences of individual funding models for children with a disability in rural and remote areas

Drawing on data from a larger study into therapy service delivery in a rural and remote area of New South Wales, Australia, this study describes some benefits and barriers to using individual funding (IF) to access therapy services in rural areas.

Checklists for general practitioner diagnosis of depression in adults with intellectual disability

Researchers assessed two tools used for diagnosis and management of depression in adults with intellectual disability. The two checklists were almost similar. The carer checklist was more suitable than the GP tool.

Competencies of front-line managers in supported accommodation: Issues for practice and future research

This paper examines the core competencies required to be a front-line manager of supported accommodation for people with intellectual disability in Victoria, Australia.

Competition Policy Review: Final Report, March 2015

This report reviews Australia’s competition policy, laws and institutions, and provides a stocktake of the competition policy framework across the Australian economy.

Decent working conditions for care workers? The intersections of employment regulation, the funding market and gender norms

This article documents key intersections and tensions between labour regulation, the regulatory force of the funding market and gender norms, and their impact not only on wages, but also on the meagre working time standards that currently exist for many frontline care workers.

Developing behavioural training services to meet defined standards within an Australian statewide disability service system and the associated client outcomes

This study examined and the impact of the behavioural services training on the associated client outcomes and the severity rings of subsequent referrals in disability services in Tasmania.

Disability - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This AIHW page presents snapshot information on disability and disability services in Australia.

Disability discrimination and higher education in England and Wales and Australia compared

The purpose of this article is to examine the approach taken in both jurisdictions towards the use of the anti-discrimination statutes and consider the effectiveness of the legislation in preventing discrimination on the ground of disability in higher education.

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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....
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