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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...

Autism spectrum disorder and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Part II: A qualitative comparison of parenting stress

Background Researchers investigating the impact of parenting children with disabilities suggest that regardless of the specific diagnosis, parents experience increased levels of stress. However,...

Barriers to maternal workforce participation and relationship between paid work and health

This article presents the findings from a mailed survey identifying issues including mother's health, workforce participation and barriers to inclusion in the workplace.

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.

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...

Carers' perspective on respite for persons with acquired brain injury

This study aims to address the lack of data on respite care and people with acquired brain injury from the perspective of carers. Survey methodology was used to gather information from carers who were members of a peak brain injury association in New South Wales, Australia.

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.

Challenges for females with high functioning autism in the workplace: a systematic review

This systematic review synthesises what is known about the labour market experiences of women with High Functioning Autism (HFA).

Characteristics of Disability Support Pension Recipients June 2007

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

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