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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.

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.

Realising Possibilities: Annual Report 2012-13

The Sax Institute is a not-for-profit organisation that acts as a bridge between researchers and health decision makers.

Report on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) by the European Union

Report on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) by the European Union, European Commission, Brussels, 5.6.2014.

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.

Rethinking disability policy

This viewpoint reviews some aspects of disability policy since the early 1990s before making a detailed assessment of the current polices being introduced by the UK Coalition Government.

Review of evaluation process, State Disability Services Tasmania DHHS

This paper aims to review the current evaluation instrument; relate the evaluation process to the requirements of the Evaluation Unit (EU), the Funding Unit, and service providers; and negotiate evaluation process issues / proposed changes with the stakeholder.

Review: A systematic review of quality of life measures for people with intellectual disabilities and challenging behaviours

This paper reviewed disability literature to propose a suitable quality of life (QOL) measure. The proposed instrument can be used for people with intellectual disability (ID) to pinpoint psychometrically sound measures.

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