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Policy, citizenship and governance: the case of disability and employment policy in Australia

Australia supports a neo-liberal understanding of welfare governance. This article seeks to examine how welfare governance aims to produce productive citizens who are able to contribute to the national goal of maintaining competitiveness in the global economy.

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.

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.

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 on the need for two care workers in a community setting

This report is a summary of the findings. The guidelines are a separate document with specific considerations for determining the need and alternatives to two care workers.

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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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...