This report is part of a project being implemented by the UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance and Local Government NSW to enable local governments and tourism operators in regional New South Wales to improve access to their infrastructure, services and products.
The current status of the disability accommodation market is fragmented and underfunded. As a result, it is an inflexible market where consumers have limited choice in their housing options.
The local government disability inclusion resource has been designed for use by all local governments around Australia.
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.
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...
This report examines the extent to which Queensland’s guardianship system upholds the right of people to make their own decisions. The report found that aspects of Queensland's guardianship legislation uphold and support a person's decision-making autonomy, but it also imposes limits to supported decision-making. It...
The deaths of 73 people with disability who died in care in Queensland between 2009 and 2014 were reviewed. The review highlighted numerous risk factors and vulnerabilities, and identified key areas in the delivery of health and disability services that require reform. The report presents...
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 intentions were to build...
The Australian Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Association (ARATA) responds to the NDIA’s AT Discussion Paper, and advocates that roles for all stakeholders must be considered.
Summary of ARATA's key recommendations arising from the Discussion Paper:
1. Evaluate outcomes from AT provision...
What is assistive technology?
The agreed World Health Organisation definition is "Assistive technology can be defined as “any piece of equipment, or product, whether it is acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional...
This publication is based on an extract from Australia’s Welfare 2005, the institute’s comprehensive report on national information on welfare services. This publication is based on an extract from Australia’s Welfare 2005, the institute’s comprehensive report on national information on welfare services.