People with disabilities

Research report

1 Jul 2018

This report, drawing upon disability-inclusive methodologies of co-creation, development and engagement, maps the lived experiences of women with disabilities living within the war-affected areas of Sri Lanka.


30 Apr 2018

This report concerns a complaint about Maribyrnong City Council’s unfair internal review processes when dealing with fines.

Research report

27 Apr 2018

This project draws on the insights of 36 women living in New South Wales and Victoria who outlined their experiences of seeking justice and security in the context of violence that they had experienced.


1 Dec 2017

This guide seeks to encourage policy makers, planners, designers, and operators to think beyond compliance and the physical and governance boundaries of services and infrastructure, and focus instead on people's accessibility needs across the whole of their public transport journey.

Research report

29 Nov 2017

This report presents actionable ways to grow social movements based on the practical experience of over forty people representing four social movements.

Discussion paper

15 Nov 2017

This discussion paper highlights the connection between disability and poverty, and explores how to help people with disabilities to thrive.



22 Sep 2017

This evaluation report argues that there is a need to refresh the National Arts and Disability Strategy, to reflect the impact of and opportunities presented by the NDIS.


Local government disability inclusion resource
17 Aug 2017

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


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...

Research report

10 Aug 2017

Multiple research methods were used to develop options for specialist schools to enhance mainstream school inclusion.

Research report

Issues, challenges, opportunities and recommendations from research funded by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education
9 Aug 2017


The number of students with disability in Australian higher education have increased rapidly in the last decade, but institutions are often finding it challenging to meet best practice.

Research sponsored by the NCSEHE has uncovered new issues and challenges, as well...


31 Jul 2017

This report, examining the experience of students with disabilities in Victorian schools, has found that there have been significant policy developments and action, but more work is required to measure and ensure real change for students.


SPRC report 10/17 - Prepared for Health Services Union, Australian Services Union and United Voice
13 Jul 2017

This report examines the prospects for quality services and decent jobs under Australia's National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Journal article

20 Jun 2017

This analysis includes recommendations for reform to improve clarity and consistency in the law and reduce barriers that may exclude persons with dementia from participating in ethically approved research.

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.

Fact sheet

5 Jun 2017

Data used from the Australian Bureau of Statistics Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers to look at changes that occurred between 2003 and 2015 for people with disability in the key life areas of education, employment, and community life.


Service users' perspectives on having choice and control in the new National Disability Insurance Scheme
24 May 2017

This project explores the degree to which the NDIS is achieving its aims and objectives from the perspective of people with disability using these services.

Discussion paper

4 May 2017

The vision of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is compelling:

• choice and control for people with disability and their families;

• double the funding for disability support to respond to the high need for services and equipment;

• an insurance...



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