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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.

“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.

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.

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.

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 and Not-for-Profit Commission

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) is the independent national regulator of charities.

Australian Community Sector Survey 2013 National Report

The Australian Community Sector Survey 2013 (ACSS) presents the findings from the ACOSS annual survey of community services across Australia. The survey was conducted between March and June 2013 and covers the period from 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012.

Australian Social Trends, 2006

This is the 13th edition of an annual series that presents information on contemporary social issues and areas of public policy concern.

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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...