Reforming disability policy: from charity and welfare to social insurance and investment

Charities Investments Social security Disability Employment Poverty Social issues Economics Policy Australia
Attachment Size
apo-nid23092.pdf 187.02 KB

The major public policy reforms of the last 30 years have largely bypassed the disability sector and the current welfare and charity model that underpins support for people with disabilities, their families and carers is in crisis, argues the chair of Yooralla. There are strong parallels between Oswald Barnett’s successful quest for housing justice and the current proposal to establish a National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Tthe oration is presented by Housing Choices Australia, Hanover Welfare Services, and the Justice and International Mission, Uniting Church in Australia.

The website for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, mentioned in the Oration, is here.


Publication Details