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Sector development and sustainability

NDIS - principles to Determine the Responsibilities of the NDIS and Other Service Systems

All governments have agreed that our vision is for an inclusive Australian society that enables people with disability to fulfil their potential as equal citizens. To achieve this vision, all Australian governments, non-government organisations, business and the wide community have a role to play.

Paperwork in group homes for people with intellectual disability

The aim of this study was to explore changes in paperwork over time in Victorian group homes.

Participation and service access rights for people with intellectual disability: A role for law?

This article analyses the supported decision-making proposals from the Australian State of Victoria against international trends to determine the viability of laws reflecting new international norms of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2006.

Personal Social Services Research Unit

The PSSRU carries out research in a range of areas of social and health care.

Potential contribution of the NGO sector to deliver more and better services to people with a disability Discussion paper

The purpose of the project was to investigate potential arrangements for enabling NGOs to optimise their resources and access other sources of funding and finance in order to build capacity to grow, be sustainable, and deliver appropriate services and supports to the community.

Psychiatric care of adults with intellectual disabilities: changing perceptions over a decade

In this study, psychiatrists expressed their opinions about training and clients' service needs. The study highlights a need for more clinical training and specialist clinical services.

Public Value Management: A Case Study of Transition in Disability Sector Reform in Western Australia

Public Value Management is explored through a case study of a public-community sector partnership strategy called the positive behaviour framework, a WA Government initiative designed to transform services for people with disability.

Public Value Management: A Case Study of Transitional Change in Disability Sector Reform in Western Australia

This paper explores the concept of public value management (PVM) through a case study of a public–community sector partnership strategy called the positive behaviour framework (PBF). PBF is a state government initiative designed to transform services for people with disabilities.

Recruitment and retention of rural allied health professionals in developmental disability services in New South Wales

This paper discusses the recruitment and retention issues of rural allied health professionals in developmental disability services in New South Wales.

Recruitment of speech pathologists into positions considered less attractive

This article seeks to investigate the recruitment of less attractive speech pathology positions involving positions based in rural areas or involving work people with developmental disability. Overall, such positions were not difficult to fill, although they did attract fewer applicants.

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