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Characteristics of Disability Support Pension Recipients , June 2006

This paper provides information on the characteristics of Disability Support Pension Recipients.

Communication restrictions - The experience of people with a disability in the community

This data briefing explores the relationship between communication restrictions and other outcomes for people with a disability.

Comorbid physical health conditions hinder employment among people with psychiatric disabilities

This paper examined whether physical health conditions hinder employment for people with psychiatric disabilities. Comorbid physical conditions were negatively associated with employment status.

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.

Contemporary disability employment policy in Australia: how can it best support transitions from Welfare to Work?

This article examines current government policy initiatives and their possible implications and the interface between disability employment services and the Job Network.

Delineating disability, labour force participation and employment restrictions among persons with psychosis

This paper described characteristics of labour force participation and employment among persons with psychosis. It showed that they have low labour force participation rate. It emphasises education and training opportunities for this group.

Disabilities and Labour Market Earnings in Australia

This research examines the effect of disability status on the labour market earnings of males and females in Australia. The results indicate that disabilities have a large impact on labour earnings.

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

This bulletin provides an overview of disability trends over two decades, including trends in need for and receipt of assistance with specific basic activities of daily life. It also examines the trends in three major areas of people with a disability: education, employment and community living.

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, 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.

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