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“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.

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.

Analysing Choice in Australian Individual Funding Disability Policies

The Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will allocate funding packages to people with disability who are assessed as needing paid support. The NDIS is an example of individual...

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.

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.

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.

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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...