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Which Employers Offer Hope for Mainstream Job Opportunities for Disabled People?

Employer reluctance to hire disabled people narrows the economic and vocational opportunities of disabled people. This study investigates employer hiring decisions to identify which mainstream...

Who Cares and does it matter for the labour market? A longitudinal analysis of the labour force status of Indigenous and non-Indigenous carers

The relatively high rates of disability among the Indigenous population corresponds with heavy caring burdens. It has been well established that carers of a person with a disability have lower rates of paid employment than dononcarers.

Who provides primary health care for people with an intellectual disability: General practitioner and general practice characteristics from the BEACH dataset

Background People with an intellectual disability (ID) have complex healthcare needs yet experience barriers to participation in primary care. Further research is required to examine if the...

Why do disability and rehabilitation staff resign?

This paper stresses the importance of analysing the reasons for resignation of employees of both rehabilitation and disability services of all professions. It offers some recommendations for staff retention.

Willing to Work: National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination Against Older Australians and Australians with Disability (2016)

An Australian Human Rights Commission National inquiry into employment discrimination against older Australians and Australians with disability.

Working with Policy and Regulatory Factors to Implement Universal Design in the Built Environment: The Australian Experience

Built environments that are usable by all provide opportunities for engagement in meaningful occupations. However, enabling them in day to day design processes and practice is problematic for...

Workplace stress, burnout and coping: a qualitative study of the experiences of Australian disability support workers

Disability support workers (DSWs) are the backbone of contemporary disability support services and the interface through which disability philosophies and policies are translated into practical...

Young carers in Australia: understanding the advantages and disadvantages of their care giving

The study consisted of a literature review, quantitative analysis of existing national data sets, qualitative analysis of focus groups and interview with young carers.

Young Carers Research Project: Final Report

This project aimed to research the number, characteristics and needs of young primary carers in relation to facilitating their social and economic participation in the community.

Young People with Complex Needs Leaving Out-of-Home Care: Service Issues and the Need to Enhance Practice and Policy

Leaving statutory out-of-home care (OOHC) is a challenging time for many young people; however, certain groups have greater difficulty transitioning to independence. This includes young people...

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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...