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"No-man's-land" between Occupational Health and Safety Legislation and the Disability Service Sector

The aim of this paper is to draw attention to a significant and growing tension that exists between the application of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) legislation and the obligations of disability service providers under disability legislation and funding agreements with governments.

“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 'no-fault' cerebral palsy pension scheme would benefit all Australians

This article seeks to explore a ‘no-fault’ cerebral palsy pension scheme.

A snapshot of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities using specialist disability services in Australia, 2002

This article provides a snapshot of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities using specialist disability services in Australia on a 2002 snapshot date.

Access to real learning: the impact of policy, funding and culture on students with disability

This report describes barriers to education access and attainment, the true cost to the community of those barriers, current funding arrangements in Australia, and strategies to better support students with disability.

Action Research final project report

This toolkit provides resources for practitioners wanting to use action research in the ongoing improvement of service delivery, sometimes in partnership with other providers.

Assessment of acquired brain injury in Aboriginal

This project aimed to develop best practice guidelines for engagement and assessment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons with acquired brain injury and their communities.

Australia's health 2008: the eleventh biennial health report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australia's health 2008 is the nation's premier source of statistics and informed commentary on: - patterns and determinants of health and illness- health across the life stages- the supply and use of health services- expenditure and workforce- and health sector performance.

Australia's welfare 2007 is the eighth biennial welfare report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

This report aims to provide a general, yet comprehensive, set of evidence regarding welfare in Australia, covering children, ageing, disability and housing.

Australian Charities 2013: The first report on charities registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

This report summarises the information collected via the first Annual Information Statements (AIS) submitted by charities to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) for the 2013 financial year.

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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...