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Direct costs of blindness in Australia

This study calculated the direct financial costs of blindness to the Australian government and community. Three case studies were used to calculate the annual costs associated with blindness. There were significant financial costs to the government and the communities. .

Disability (The 2011 Census Paper Series)

The aim of this paper is to use the 2006 and 2011 Censuses to provide some information on the geographic and demographic distribution of disability within the Indigenous population.

Disability and Social Security: Compatible or Not?

This article demonstrates the policy rift between the ‘equality’ and the ‘special needs’ goals as a result of the conceptual tensions between the principles of normalisation and equal treatment, and provision of social security in ways which recognise the specific needs of people with a disability.

Disability policy in Australia: a triumph of the scriptio inferior on impotence and neediness?

From the time that development of a National Disability Insurance Scheme arrived on the agenda of the Australian Labor Government's 2008 Ideas Summit, the lives of disabled Australian citizens...

Disability Services National Minimum Data Set (DS)

This bulletin presents information on the estimated 312,539 people with disability who accessed disability support services in 2012–13, including the services they received across five broad service groups—community support, employment, community access, accommodation support and respite services.

Disability support services 2000: first national results on services provided under the Commonwealth/State disability agreement

This report informs Australians about services funded under the CSDA for people with disabilities in


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.

Disability, employment and work performance among people with ICD‐10 anxiety disorders

This study identified factors that affect labour force participation and work performance among people with anxiety disorders. Reduced labour force participation, degraded employment trajectories and impaired job performance influenced anxiety disorders.

Disconnected expectations: Staff, family, and supported employee perspectives about retirement

This study aimed to identify the possibilities and barriers to retirement for older employees in supported employment services.

Disorienting the Past, Cripping the Future in Adam Elliot's Claymation

Acclaimed Australian animator Adam Elliot dedicated his career to illustrating the experiences of people with disabilities. Elliot's first trilogy - Uncle (1996), Cousin (1999) and Brother (2000)...

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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...