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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 guide to reducing and managing job stress for home care and support workers in the aged and disability sectors

This guide is about mitigating stressors and risks associated with providing paid care and support for older people or people with disability in their homes and the community.

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.

Analysis of workforce indicators suitable for the ageing, disability and home care sectors: final report

This report presents the findings of a research project undertaken to inform the development of workforce indicators for use in the ageing, disability and home care field in New South Wales.

Annual report 2013–14 Victorian Department of Human Services

This report addresses the goals of the Victorian Department of Human Services and the degree to which they have been met in the 2013-14 year.

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.

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.

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Mura Collection Catalogue

AIATSIS promote knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, traditions, languages and stories, past and present.

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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...