19 Oct 2017

This audit assessed the effectiveness of controls being implemented or developed by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to ensure National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) access decisions are consistent with legislative and other requirements


13 Jul 2017

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


5 Jun 2017

While the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is expected to largely replace the current provision of services to people with disability under the National Disability Agreement (NDA), many users of disability services were still receiving support under the NDA in 2015-16.

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.

Research report

5 Apr 2017

Executive Summary

Captions can be defined as the text version of speech and other sound in traditional audio visual media such as films, television, DVDs and online videos. Captions are usually provided to enhance audio content and are typically recognised as benefitting two...

Journal article

27 Mar 2017


In the fifth decade of the internet, accessibility for all, especially those with disabilities, is central to digital inclusion. Yet internationally, the score card on internet and accessibility remains mixed, at best; and woefully inadequate, at worst. Via an Australian case study,...


3 Mar 2017


The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides support to people with disability, their families and carers. It is jointly governed and funded by the Australian, and participating state and territory governments. The NDIS is being introduced across Australia from July 2016, except...

Research report

1 Mar 2017


This report is the result of the Ministry of Health's independent review, undertaken by Sapere Research Group, of disability information advisory services (DIAS) and needs assessment service coordination (NASC) functions. The report will help inform the work the Ministry is doing over...

Discussion paper

22 Feb 2017

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new scheme designed to change the way that support and care is provided to people with profound or severe permanent disability. The scheme is currently being rolled out across Australia.

The NDIS is based on the...

Research report

21 Feb 2017


Approximately 6 percent of people who were allocated Ministry-funded disability support and services in 2016 identified as Pacific peoples. Yet, overall, Pacific disabled people remain under-represented in disability support services. Factors that contribute to this under-representation include: a limited choice of culturally...

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

23 Nov 2016


The survey tool was based on the Schalock Quality of Life Framework adapted for the New Zealand environment. Seventeen people with disabilities conducted face to face interviews with 332 people living in residential services in the Auckland, Manawatu and Wellington areas....

Research report

14 Nov 2016


A legislative requirement of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) in the National Disability Insurance (NDIS) Act 2013 ( Section 174 ) is:

The Board members must prepare a report on operations of the Agency for each period of 3...

Research report

9 Nov 2016

Audit objective and criteria

Recognising that a well-functioning and responsive disability services market is fundamental to the successful implementation of the NDIS, the audit focused on the management of the transition of the disability services market by the Australian Government entities with responsibility...

Annual Report

20 Oct 2016

Summer Foundation annual report for the 2015-2016 financial year.

Established in 2006, the key aim of the Summer Foundation is to change human service policy and practice related to young people in nursing homes. The Summer Foundation utilises a range of strategies to influence...

Journal article

18 Oct 2016


While Australia has a system of universal franchise, in the sense of a system of voting that is broadly inclusionary, there are some notable exceptions – minors and some convicted criminals are excluded, for example. While the political participation of these excluded...



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,...


1 Sep 2016

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides support to people with disability, their families and carers. It is jointly governed and funded by the Australian and participating states and territory governments. The NDIS is being introduced across Australia from July 2016, except in Western Australia...


17 Aug 2016

Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA) undertakes an annual national survey on the education experiences of students with disability. The 2016 Survey results have been released. The survey of 1396 students and families covered a range of issues to provide a snapshot of...