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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.

A Comparative Study of Social Policy Transfer: The Adoption of Anti-Discrimination Policy in the United Kingdom and Australia

This article focuses on the extent of the convergence of disability policies between the United Kingdom, Australia and the USA, and the variables that affected social policy transfer in each nation.

A critique of the productivity commission's cost-benefit analysis in the 'disability care and support' report

In its 2011 NDIS report, the Productivity Commission rationalises its policy recommendation by means of a cost-benefit analysis, claiming that 'the benefits of the [National Disability Insurance]...

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.

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.

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...

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.

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 welfare 2011 : the tenth biennial welfare report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australia's welfare 2011 is the tenth biennial welfare report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. It is the most comprehensive and authoritative source of national information on welfare services in Australia.

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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...