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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 national disability insurance scheme: looking back to shape the future

Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform how people with a disability are served. Similar to the enactment of the Disability...

Breaking traditions of practice: workforce challenges in implementing disability service standards within purpose-built accommodation for younger adults

UNLABELLED: Inadequate community housing and support for adults under 65 years with complex health needs often leads to residential aged care placement. In 2006, Australian government authorities...

Building an Industry of Choice: Service Quality, Workforce Capacity and Consumer-Centred Funding in Disability Care

This report is concerned with the impact of consumer-centred funding models on disability services workers, with particular focus on their capacity to provide high quality services.

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...

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...


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

Characteristics of Disability Support Pension customers, June 2004

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

Characteristics of Disability Support Pension Recipients June 2007

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

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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....
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