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"Permanent discharge": deaths of people under 50 years of age in residential aged care in Victoria

This research presents the cases of three "preventable" deaths of people under 50 years of age in residential aged care in Victoria, Australia, none of which was reported to the coroner and all of which have implications for systemic reform.

“Everything Effects Everything Else”: Power, perception and hidden forms of restrictive practice in shared supported accommodation

The overall aim of this research was to contribute to improving the quality of life and dignity of people living in shared supported accommodation who are subject to restrictive practices.

“There’s No Other Way to Describe it”: Images of Disability and Challenging Behaviour on a Current Affair

This paper draws attention to the negative images and stereotypes about young people with challenging behaviours and disability. It requests Australian educators and researchers to critique sensationalised and negative representation of people with disability in the mainstream media.

A brave new world? Neo-eugenics and its challenge to difference

This paper focuses on the surveillance and segregation of women with disabilities from a historical perspective. It indicated how the every-day lives of these women were affected by such practices.

An Empirical Study on the Relationship Between Intellectual Ability and an Understanding of the Legal Process in Male Remand Prisoners

The purpose of this study was to establish whether remandees with significant intellectual impairments (IQ 70) have an accurate understanding of the court system.

Australian Research Alliance for Children and Yout

At the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY), we progress and promote evidence-based programs and strategies to improve the wellbeing of children and youth.

Background Paper on access to Justice for People with Disability in the Criminal Justice System

This report combines information regarding the way people with disability interact with the justice system.

Behavioral and physiological predictors of guide dog success

This paper reports on experiments conducted to find ways to reduce the costs of guide dogs for people with vision impairment. This study reports that four specific behavioural responses, which may reflect anxiety and restlessness, predict low suitability of dogs for guiding work.

Caring into Old Age: The wellbeing and support needs of parent carers of people with disabilities

This report outlines the impacts of the caring role upon ageing parent carers within Anglicare’s Support Coordination program, with a focus on the personal wellbeing of carers.

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Research to Action Guides

  • This Guide explores what the research evidence tells us makes a difference in group homes, and to the lives of people who live in them....
  • This Research to Action Guide promotes and supports best practice in inclusive research by providing a review of the evidence and strategies that ensure end-use...