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Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia: 2015

This publication provides data from the 2015 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC). It presents key information about disability prevalence in Australia as well as data about older Australians (those aged 65 years and over).

Surviving the assault? The Australian disability movement and the neoliberal workfare state

This article analyses the key areas of struggle for the Australian disability movement during the times of Howard government.

Sustaining employment in a social firm: Use of the Work Environment Impact Scale v2.0 to explore views of employees with psychiatric disabilities

This paper presents the views of employees with a psychiatric disability about working in an Australian firm. The employee's decisions to stay in their jobs were influenced by work environment and by their individual illness and occupational narratives.

The 'disabled' labour market: the Disability Support Program and unemployment.

The paper provides an historical overview of disability support programs and outline changes in the Australian labour market since 1970.

The Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme for cerebral palsy: an end to the "forensic lottery"?

The new Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme is set to revolutionise disability support for an estimated 440,000 disabled persons and in particular for over 35,000 victims of cerebral...

The Content, Usefulness and Usability of Sexual Knowledge Assessment Tools for People with Intellectual Disability

Many people with intellectual disability have limited sexual knowledge. Several assessment tools have been developed to assess the sexual knowledge of people with intellectual disability.

The determinants of work adjustment following traumatic brain injury: a focus for career counsellors

This article seeks to explore the determinants of work adjustment in the traumatic brain injury (TBI) population.

The dyadic interaction of relationships and disability type on informal carer subjective well-being

PURPOSE: Care-related factors have frequently been associated with elevated levels of distress and diminished subjective well-being. However, these variables have traditionally been considered...

The Economic Value of Informal Care in 2010

This is the first Australian

study of the economic value of the informal care provided by unpaid family carers for people

with disability, mental illness, chronic conditions, terminal illness and the frail aged. 

The Extent and Nature of Exits from the Disability Support Pension

This study uses administrative records for recipients of the Disability Support Pension (DSP) over the period 1995 to 2002 to investigate the extent and nature of exits from DSP, with particular emphasis on exits due to take up of employment.

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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...