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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.

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

This report provides an overview of the wellbeing of Australians across domains of healthy living, autonomy and participation, and social cohesion, presenting information on welfare services especially with regards to key groups.

Australia's young people 2003: Their health and wellbeing

This report provides comprehensive information on the health status of young people including causes of hospitalisations and deaths, chronic diseases, infectious diseases, injury, disability, reproductive and sexual health.

Australian Implementation and Evaluation of Active Support

This study assessed the effectiveness and viability of implementing Active Support in Australian group homes, by introducing Active Support to five Sydney group homes and evaluating its impact. Results showed some positive effects of the intervention.

Australian Social Trends 2006

Australian Social Trend 2006 provides an overview of some key social trends in the various areas of social concern and brings together information from across the different areas to address complex social issues.

Australians from a non-English speaking background with intellectual disability: The importance of research

The authors review available data on Australians from a non-English speaking background (NESB) with intellectual disability (ID). They find that intellectual disability in the Australian NESB community has received limited attention in terms of both qualitative and quantitative research.

Autism following a history of newborn encephalopathy: More than a coincidence?

This articles presents the findings of a population-based study of moderate and severe term newborn encephalopathy (NE) in Western Australia between 1993 and 1996. The study shows that children who had experienced NE were more likely to have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Barriers and enablers to the use of evidence based practice (EBP) by speech pathologists working for Ageing Disability and Home Care (NSW)

This paper shows that speech pathologists' attitudes towards evidence-based practice (EBP) became favourable as a result of training and knowledge. They felt more confident in applying the principles of EBP in clinical practice.

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.

Burden of stroke in indigenous Western Australians: a study using data linkage

This article seeks to investigate the incidence and burden of stroke (in disability-adjusted life years) in indigenous and non-indigenous people in Western Australia.

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