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Disability discrimination and immigration in Australia

Migration applications were refused on the grounds of disability. A Federal Court decision in favour of applicants with disability raises questions about the validity of medical reports provided about potential migrants. This paper addresses this issue in details.

Disability in Australia: multiple disabilities and need for assistance

This report examines the severity of disability and complex support needs of people with multiple disabilities in Australia. It stresses the need for providing appropriate and adequate support services for people with different types and degrees of disability.

Disability in Australia: trends in prevalence, education, employment and community living

This bulletin overviews disability prevalence trends over 20 years, including how people frame their disability and its causes.

Disability prevalence and trends

This report provides information about the prevalence of different types of disability in Australia. It further examined changes in population patterns of disability prevalence in Australia.

Disability support services 2000, national data on services provided under the Commonwealth/State Disability Agreement

This report provides estimates relating to a single day (‘snapshot day’) and deals with: 1) consumers and their characteristics; 2) services received; and 3) numbers of service outlets for CSDA-funded services.

Disability support services 2001, national data on services provided under the Commonwealth/State Disability Agreement

This report provides estimates relating to a single day (‘snapshot day’) and deals with: 1) consumers and their characteristics; 2) services received; and 3) numbers of service outlets for CSDA-funded services.

Disability support services 2005-06: national data on services provided under the Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement

This report provides information relating to Commonwealth State/Territory disability Agreement (CSTDA) funded service outlets and users of these services, including support needs of users and informal carer arrangements.

Disability support services 2007-08: national data on services provided under the Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement

This report provides information relating to Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement (CSTDA)-funded service outlets and users of these services, including support needs of users and informal care arrangements.

Disability support services 2009-10: report on services provided under the National Disability Agreement

This report presents 2009–10 information collected on people who used disability support services provided under the National Disability Agreement (NDA), and the agencies and outlets that provided services.

Disability-specific preparation programme plays an important role in shaping students’ attitudes towards disablement and patients with disabilities

A small pilot study was conducted to explore the effect of a clinical placement in a rehabilitation setting on nursing students’ attitudes towards, and effectiveness in caring for, adult patients with acquired disabilities from head and spinal injuries.

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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...