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Planning for a sustainable disability sector

It is evident from the consultations conducted for this project, that the sector and specifically the service provider organisations, want clarity in the design of the scheme. In simple terms, they stated that it is hard to plan if you do not know what you are planning for.

Pragmatist and neo-classical policy paradigms in public services: which is the better template for program design

This article seeks to explore the extent to which innovation in the disability employment sector had depended on collaboration, which competition would end.

Pricing Joint Working Group – Final Report (NDIA/NDS)

The Pricing Joint Working Group, which comprised equal representation from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and the National Disability Services (NDS) along with two independent expert consultants, was established to address pricing issues.

Profiling non-government community service organisations in NSW summary report

This report outlines findings from a 2012 survey of non-government organisations (NGOs) that provide community services in NSW.

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.

Redefining Welfare: Australian Social Policy and Practice

The present paper outlines and analyzes Australia’s welfare reform policies as they have been implemented over the past decade.

Report on government services 2013

This is an annual report on government services which provides information on the equity, efficiency and effectiveness of government services in


Research into Commonwealth Regulatory and Reporting Burdens on the Charity Sector - A report prepared for the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

The ACNC engaged Ernst & Young (EY) to research the regulatory and reporting burden on charities. While this research focusses on Commonwealth burden, it also considers state and territory burden.

Research summary: Disability organisations in the New South Wales community service sector

This research summary provides information about community sector organisations that provide disability services, their experiences of operating in New South Wales, and their relationships with government.

Review of evaluation process, State Disability Services, Tasmania DHHS : a report

This report reviews the current evaluation instrument, benchmark it against relevant alternatives, and evaluate the current assessment procedurces in Tasmania and relate the evaluation process to the requirements of the Evaluation Unit (EU), the Funding Unit, and service providers.

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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...