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The efficacy of outpatient and community-based aphasia group interventions: A systematic review

Aphasia can be defined as the inability to understand or produce speech. This article seeks to examine the efficiency of community and outpatient aphasia groups using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) framework.

The funding of vocational education and training for students with disabilities

The aim of this study was to investigate how the vocational education and training system currently allocates funds to support students with a disability and what other funding models may provide more effective support.

The Interaction with Disabled Persons scale: Revisiting its internal consistency and factor structure, and examining item-level properties

This article seeks to explore an Australian instrument that measures attitudes towards people with disability.

The Right to Health, International Human Rights Legislation and Mental Health Policy and Care Practices for People with Psychiatric Disability

This article is based on research which examined the current and potential impact of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) on Australian and South Australian legislation and policy.

The spaces between: partnerships between women researchers and Indigenous women with disabilities

This article sought to understand the experiences of Indigenous Australian women with chronic illnesses and disabilities and their views about a way forward in relation to partnerships in research and community-supported problem-solving.

Third sector in transition–A question of sustainability for community service organizations and the sector?

This paper sough to examine how market reforms impacted on nonprofit disability organizations in Queensland and Victoria. A conceptual framework for sustainability of the community service sector is presented.

To gain, retain and retrain: the role of post-school education for people with a disability

This study extends previous work which showed that VET qualifications had a positive effect on the chances of finding work for people with a disability.

Tort law, policy and the High Court of Australia

This article examines the Court stated position on the use of policy in deciding torts cases. It argues that courts should be wary of policy-based reasoning because policies are unstable.

Transition to retirement

This Policy Bulletin describes the implementation and evaluation of the Transition to Retirement (TTR) Program that was examined in a three-year collaborative program of applied research involving university researchers and disability service providers.

Transitions onto the age pension an analysis of FaCS longitudinal administrative data

This report was prepared for the Department of Family and Community Services to assist in the assessment of policy options to encourage employment and self-sufficiency among people aged 50 or more.

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