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Australia's welfare 2005 : the seventh biennial welfare report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australia's Welfare is the most comprehensive and authoritative source of national information on welfare services in Australia.

Australia's welfare 2013 : the 11th biennial welfare report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australia's welfare 2013 is the 11th biennial welfare report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. This comprehensive and authoritative report provides an overview of the wellbeing of Australians across domains of healthy living, autonomy and participation, and social cohesion.

Barriers and Enablers to Safeguarding Children and Adults within a Disability Services Context: Insights from an Australian Delphi Study

Research conducted in the 1990s revealed the tragic irony that exposure to the disability support system, and particularly to its institutional forms, was a major risk factor related to the...

Capacity for Freedom—A New Way of Measuring Poverty Amongst Australian Children

This article argues that political action to improve the lives of children should take a holistic view of the lives of individuals taking note in particular of how health may be restraining their quality of life.

Care roles and employment decision-making: The effect of economic circumstance

This article uses data from a panel of Australian mature-age women to examine the effects of care roles on workers’ intentions to leave their jobs. We focus on how the employment effects of care...

Career adaptability, resilience, and life satisfaction: A mediational analysis in a sample of parents of children with mild intellectual disability†

Background Parents of children with intellectual disability (ID) have been found to be more likely to experience lower levels of life satisfaction than parents of typically developing children as...

Caregivers' support needs and factors promoting resiliency after brain injury

AIM: This article explores the challenges, support needs and coping strategies of caregivers of people with an acquired brain injury (ABI).;METHOD: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with...

Cash for care under the NDIS: Shaping care workers’ working conditions?

The Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) introduces a national cash-for-care model for disability support and care. The NDIS has been hailed as a significant advance in social...

Census

The Australian Bureau of Statistics' Census of Population and Housing includes one measure of disability – the need for assistance with core activities.

Characteristics associated with physical activity among independently ambulant children and adolescents with unilateral cerebral palsy

AIM: This study aimed to quantify the contribution of physical, personal and environmental characteristics to physical activity among independently ambulant children with unilateral cerebral palsy...

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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...