People with disabilities--Government policy

Discussion paper

09 Jun 2017

This position paper outlines the Commission's early thinking on NDIS costs. The purpose of this position paper is to seek feedback on the Commission's preliminary conclusions, and on any additional issues that should be considered before the public release of the final study report.

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Discussion paper

01 Mar 2017

People with disability represent a fifth of the Australian population (AIHW 2015), and this proportion is expected to increase with population ageing. With the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) being progressively rolled out across Australia, this is a particularly appropriate time for...

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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...

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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 a relationship between...

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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...

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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...

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Research report

26 May 2016

For too long, people with disability in Victoria have endured violence in all its forms. The voices of people with disability, their families and carers have been sidelined or ignored, and widespread abuse and neglect continues. Similar to the issue of violence against women, violence against...

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Commentary

Article

03 May 2016

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has released a Specialist Disability Accommodation Position Paper on Draft Pricing and Payments. This is the NDIA’s strategy to increase the long-term supply of housing for...

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Research report

29 Jan 2016

This project used a social action research approach with two groups of Victorian children and young people with intellectual disability aged 9-22 and their parents. The groups conducted research and provided peer support about their experiences with self-directed disability support. The...

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Policy

02 Dec 2015

Labor will provide an additional $2 million a year to peak disability advocacy organisations so people with disability have a powerful voice on the issues that matter to them. 

This funding will give certainty to peak disability advocacy organisations that had their funding slashed by the...

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Submission

07 Oct 2015

Overview

In August, the Special Rapporteur on the rights of person with disabilities released a Questionnaire focused on “the right of persons with disabilities to participation in decision-making” – that is, decision making at a legislative, policy or organisational...

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Submission

27 Jul 2015

Advocacy for Inclusion welcomed the review of ACT Guardianship arrangements for adult people with disabilities- as it has long been advocating for major changes to both the laws of guardianship and how it works in practice. (See our past policy work on Decision Making). The current legislation...

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Submission

30 Apr 2015

Advocacy for Inclusion is a not-for-profit non-government community organisation in the Australian Capital Territory. We provide individual, self and systemic advocacy to people with disabilities to promote their human rights and inclusion in the community. We work alongside people with...

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Conference paper

01 Dec 2013

The legislative framework to establish the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was passed by the Australian Parliament in March 2013. The NDIS is expected to become fully operational in 2018-19 and to provide care and support to 410,000 people with a significant and permanent disability...

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Commentary

Article

24 Jun 2011

A disability scheme could be the light on the hill Julia Gillard needs, writes Tony Maher in the Age

ON SUNDAY I was asked by The Age's political editor, Michelle Grattan, what my union's position was on gay marriage and whether I would vote for it...

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Research report

30 Jul 2009

The South Australian Premier, The Hon. Mike Rann, sought advice from the Social Inclusion Board on new and effective ways to support young people with a disability to transition to the post-school environment.

The Board has concluded that young people with a disability most 'at risk' of...

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Research report

04 Jun 2009

This document provides context for the Arts and Disability Action Strategy being developed by Arts Access to identify gaps in services and any barriers to cultural and creative skills development.

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Other text

15 Nov 2005

In order to transform disability in Australia we need to tackle our deep-seated fears, moral convictions and relationships, argues Christopher Newell in this Centre for Public Policy lecture. Transformation requires the fostering of purposeful and mundane relationships which are based upon, and...

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Briefing paper

14 Jun 2017

In the 2017 Federal Budget, the Government reaffirmed its commitment to improving employment outcomes for people with disability and announced changes to the Disability Employment Services (DES) program.

The changes aim to better meet the needs of participants with disability, injury or...

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