People with disabilities--Government policy

Commentary

15 Dec 2017

Governments have yet to create a coherent strategy to help the almost three million Australians providing informal care, writes Lesley Russell.

Report

7 Dec 2017

This report makes twenty recommendations which aim to strengthen the effectiveness of the NDIS to ensure that children can be appropriately supported to reach their full potential.

Report

4 Dec 2017

Most of the findings in this report are based on the 2017 Annual Market Survey, which saw 516 disability service providers share their experiences. The survey focuses on the 2016-17 financial year, and highlights the key concerns of the sector, as well as what’s needed...

Report

29 Nov 2017

This inquiry focused on one aspect of the Disability Strategy, the accessibility and inclusiveness of the Australian community for people with disability.

Commentary

16 Nov 2017

Could the National Disability Insurance Scheme be threatened by higher-than-expected diagnoses of autism and developmental delay?

Report

6 Nov 2017

This report combines individual and organisational stories with information and data to highlight the effects of disruption across the human services sector in the ACT over the last decade.

Report

19 Oct 2017

The scale, pace and nature of the changes that the NDIS is driving are unprecedented in Australia. To reach the estimated 475 000 participants in the scheme by 2019 20, the NDIA needs to approve hundreds of plans a day and review hundreds more. The...

Journal article

2 Oct 2017

The article analyses evidence relating to the outcomes reported from countries that have experimented with individual funding approaches and sets out lessons concerning their implementation, in terms of the further development of the NDIS.

Strategy

13 Sep 2017

This WA disability services industry plan provides a snapshot of the key findings, analysis of service capability and strategies for transition.

Report

7 Sep 2017

This report provides an overview of activities that relate to the implementation, performance and governanceof the NDIS from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017.

Website

17 Aug 2017

The local government disability inclusion resource has been designed for use by all local governments around Australia.

Report

15 Aug 2017

The NDIS eligibility criteria for people with mental illness is a central concern for all stakeholders. This report found that whilst the current eligibility criteria could be improved to provide greater clarity, the apparent reliance on diagnosis, rather than functional needs, is likely to result...

Policy report

19 Jul 2017

This strategy is intended to make it easier for carers of disabled people to have a break from their caring responsibilities.

Briefing paper

14 Jun 2017

This industry information paper has been released to inform the Disability Employment Services sector and interested parties of key program changes and new provider arrangements to take effect from 1 July 2018.

Discussion paper

9 Jun 2017

This position paper outlines the Productivity Commission's early thinking on NDIS costs.

Discussion paper

1 Mar 2017

This issues paper sets out a research agenda for examining the impacts of the NDIS on Australian cities over the first decade of its full implementation (from 2019 onwards).

Research report

25 Nov 2016

The principles on which the NDIS is founded remain compelling and inspiring. Doubling the funding for disability support to rectify the chronic under-supply of services, choice and control for people with disability and their families, an insurance approach that focuses on early intervention and building...

Research report

21 Nov 2016

The Child Disability Allowance (CDA) is a non-income tested payment, paid to the carer of a child under 18 years with a serious disability or health condition in recognition of the extra care and attention required for that child. Research has shown that there is...

Commentary

Article

28 Sep 2016

Three months into the full implementation of the biggest reform the disability sector in Australia has ever seen, we spoke to four disability providers about their journey to introduce and leverage innovation strategies within their organisations. Having observed House with No Steps, Cerebral Palsy Alliance,...

Research report

20 Jun 2016

Disability Support Services fund supports for approximately 32,000 people with disabilities, as well as equipment for approximately 80,000 people.

This publication presents aggregated demographic information about the people with disabilities who have been allocated Ministry of Health funded disability supports (excluding equipment). The report...