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The Development of Questionnaire for Longitudinal Study on the Social and Economic Participation of People with Disability

This report outlines a four stage questionnaire development process for the study of the social and economic participation of people with disability.

The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (CTH): A Three-Dimensional Approach to Operationalising Human Rights

This article argues that the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth), in its ideal operation, could be a powerful tool for social change to empower people with disabilities.

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 High Court and Wrongful Life Claims: How Should It Decide?

This paper analyses whether there is a sound doctrinal basis for recognising wrongful life actions It refers to a claim which was brought by a disabled child who asserts that but for a physician's negligence he or she would not have been born, thereby being spared the suffering of life.

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 politics of disability and access: the Sydney 2000 Games experience

The article examines disability and access issues surrounding the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

To be or to refuse to be? Exploring the concept of leisure as resistance for young people who are visually impaired

This article seeks to explore the concept of leisure as a form of resistance to social constraints of blindness.

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.

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.

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Research to Action Guides

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