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Disability discrimination and immigration in Australia

Migration applications were refused on the grounds of disability. A Federal Court decision in favour of applicants with disability raises questions about the validity of medical reports provided about potential migrants. This paper addresses this issue in details.

Disability in Australia: multiple disabilities and need for assistance

This report examines the severity of disability and complex support needs of people with multiple disabilities in Australia. It stresses the need for providing appropriate and adequate support services for people with different types and degrees of disability.

Disability in Australia: trends in prevalence, education, employment and community living

This bulletin overviews disability prevalence trends over 20 years, including how people frame their disability and its causes.

Disability support services: services provided under the National Disability Agreement 2015–16

In 2015–16, an estimated 332,000 people used disability support services under the National Disability Agreement (NDA), including around 3,500 who transitioned to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) during the year.

Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia: Summary of Findings, 2012

The Australian Bureau of Statistics produces the Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC). SDAC is the most reliable source on the prevalence of disability in Australia.

Discussion Paper - Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws, Australian Law Reform Commission

This discussion paper focused on legal capacity for people with disability. It reflects the commitment expressed in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), to which Australia is a signatory.

Educating Oneself out of Social Exclusion. Research Report

This research builds a multi-dimensional measure of social exclusion comprising: material resources; employment; education and skills; health and disability; social interactions; community; and personal safety.

Effectiveness of electronic aids to daily living: Increased independence and decreased frustration

The aim of this study was to determine the impact of a short-term trial of electronic aids to daily living on people’s perceived levels of independence and frustration when using mains-powered or infrared controlled appliances.

Environmental factors that influence the community participation of adults with aphasia: The perspective of service industry workers

This study aimed to identify barriers and facilitators to community participation for adults with aphasia from the perspective of service industry workers.

Evaluation of the expansion of the self managed model in the community participation program

This paper evaluates the 2009 expansion of the Self

Managed Model (SMM) of the Community Participation Program. The evaluation

explored any issues in the roll-out of the initiative, and compared service users’ and

families’ satisfaction with the model to that in April 2009.

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Research to Action Guides

  • A Guide for disability practitioners, schools, employers and young people looking to make the transition from school to employment in Australia....
  • The Culturally Proficient Service Delivery Research to Action Guide has been developed to assist in the provision of accessible, appropriate and effective disab...