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Transformations of Care: Living the consequences of changing public policies in Australia

This report presents the main findings from an ADHC funded research project focussing on NSW care workers.

Understanding Disability: An Analysis of the Influence of the Social Model of Disability in the Drafting of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld) and in Its Interpretation and Application

This article analyses the limit of Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld) as a tool towards delivery of equality of opportunity in education to people with disabilities.

Use of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) to identify preliminary comprehensive and brief core sets for multiple sclerosis

This article seeks to identify core sets (categories) for multiple sclerosis (MS), in a Delphi process using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF).

Welfare expenditure Australia 2000-01

Welfare Expenditure Australia 2000-01 provides estimates of expenditure on welfare services in Australia for the period 1998-99 to 2000-01.This report includes estimates of expenditure funded by all levels of governments, by non-government community services organisations and by households.

Welfare expenditure Australia 2002-03

This report provides estimates of expenditure on welfare services in Australia for the period 1998-99 to 2002-03.

Welfare expenditure Australia 2003-04

This report provides estimates of expenditure on welfare services and social security benefits in Australia for the period 1998-99 to 2003-04.

Where is the Evidence? Realising the value of grey literature for public policy and practice

Australian Policy Online (APO) has released a new research report, – Where is the Evidence – Realising the value of grey literature for public policy and practice.

Why do disability and rehabilitation staff resign?

This paper stresses the importance of analysing the reasons for resignation of employees of both rehabilitation and disability services of all professions. It offers some recommendations for staff retention.

Workforce Planning for Support Workers in the Disability Services Sector

This is a report commissioned by ACROD (National Industry Association for Disability Services) to review the disability

services sector in Western Australia as a result of the critical workforce planning issues that

were emerging in the sector.

Written out of History: Invisible Women in Intellectual Disability Social Work

Focusing on England and Victoria, Australia in particular, this paper uses oral history interviews with long-standing social workers and documentary evidence including government reports and newspaper coverage to explore the similarity in the roles of social workers in intellectual disability.

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