People with disabilities

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.

This...

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Fact sheet

05 Jun 2017

While people with disability participate actively in all aspects of Australian life, they are more likely to face challenges than people without disability, and their rates of participation in various life areas are generally lower. These fact sheet use data from the Australian Bureau of...

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Report

30 May 2017

On 3 June 2015, a Select Committee of the Legislative Council was established to inquire into and report on access to the South Australian education system for students with disabilities, their families, and support networks, including:

a. The experience of students with disabilities,...

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Report

24 May 2017

A Melbourne Social Equity Insititute research team recently embarked on a project to explore the degree to which the NDIS is achieving its aims and objectives from the perspective of people with disability using these services.

Introduced in 2013, the National Disability Insurance Scheme...

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Discussion paper

04 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 approach that...

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Research report

24 Mar 2017

Abstract

Improving student outcomes in post-secondary online learning requires a strategic, tailored approach, emphasising student engagement and individualised monitoring, support and outreach. Qualitative interviews with education practitioners from 15 Australian...

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Research report

15 Feb 2017

250 million children under the age of 5 years who live in low-income or middle-income countries are at risk of not reaching their developmental potential. Significant cognitive delay in early childhood is associated with low ‘school readiness’, poor educational attainment, unemployment, social...

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Journal article

08 Feb 2017

Objectives To investigate mortality and its causes in adults over the age of 20 years with intellectual disability (ID).

Design, setting and participants Retrospective population-based standardised mortality of the ID and Comparison cohorts. The ID cohort...

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Research report

09 Dec 2016

People with intellectual disability face a range of challenges on their release from prison due both to their own needs and the complexity of the service delivery system, which can make effective service delivery difficult. This difficulty is exacerbated by the sometimes combative nature of...

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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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Discussion paper

07 Nov 2016

Children and young people with disability are often absent in discussions about child sexual abuse as people with disability are left out of discussions about violence, abuse and neglect. This is due in part to individuals with disability being excluded from society, hidden away in institutions...

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Discussion paper

22 Aug 2016

The Attorney General has asked the NSW Law Reform Commission to review and report on the desirability of making changes to the Guardianship Act 1987 (NSW). As currently drafted, the Act allows a formal decision-maker to be appointed to make personal, financial and medical decisions for someone...

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Commentary

Article

31 Jul 2016

Healthy, engaged people and communities will be crucial in a prosperous future for New South Wales. That’s not a new idea - it’s another way of saying everyone should have a fair go or we all suffer. But what practical steps can we take to get there?

Here are four areas of policy focus...

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Research report

26 Jul 2016

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (the Royal Commission) contracted researchers from the Gendered Violence Research Network (GVRN) at UNSW Australia to provide a literature review on the support needs of specific population groups affected by institutional...

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Guide

15 Jun 2016

The Cognitive Disability Digital Accessibility Guide was created by Media Access Australia to provide guidance on how best to address accessibility-related issues for people with cognitive disability in a digital media context.

Such disabilities include acquired brain injury (ABI), autism...

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Report

Strategy

03 Jun 2016

This Action Plan was developed as a way of addressing the need to provide sustainable, high-quality pharmacist services in a complex and evolving environment.

This Action Plan was developed as a way of addressing the need to provide sustainable, high-quality pharmacist services in a...

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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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Research report

25 May 2016

The number of students with disability in higher education is increasing. National data reveal differences in the retention and success of these students across Australian higher education institutions but the reasons for this are not clear. The overarching aim of this study was to explore the...

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Research report

09 May 2016

This paper reports on a study conducted in 2014 and 2015 that explored the accessibility of eLearning for students with disabilities studying fully online in Australia.

Executive Summary

The study looked at students studying through Open Universities Australia (OUA...

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Research report

06 May 2016

Australian university disability practitioners have long advocated statements that describe the inherent requirements of academic programs. Students are protected by the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth), which makes it unlawful to discriminate on the grounds of disability across a range...

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