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'Reasonable and necessary' care: the challenge of operationalising the NDIS policy principle in allocating disability care in Australia

Disability reform in Australia centres on a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which aims to provide lifelong, individualised support based on the principle of 'reasonable and necessary'...

"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 urges educators in Australia to become more actively involved in responding to the popular culture construction of disability as it takes place in the mainstream media. It is argued...

“They need to be able to have walked in our shoes”: What people with intellectual disability say about National Disability Insurance Scheme planning

This article seeks to explore the person-centred planning that enables people with intellectual disability to make decisions that enable them to lead a life they deem meaningful within the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

A Profile of Respite Service Providers in New South Wales

This study examined the profile of respite services in the Australian state of New South Wales and explored respite providers’ views of the factors influencing respite use, and their expectations of respite services, including delivery.

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.

Accountability in Public Service Quasi-markets: The Case of the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme

Australia's National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) represents the latest in a worldwide shift towards individualised funding models for the delivery of care services. However, market-based...

Annual Report 2013 - 2014 Department of Social Services

This report describes the operations and performance of the Australian Government's Department of Social Services during 2013–14. This report was prepared according to parliamentary reporting requirements and legislative requirements.

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.

Audit of Disability Research in Australia

The Audit of Disability Research provides a comprehensive picture of the state of disability research in Australia in 2014.

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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...