University of Melbourne


Global report on health equity for persons with disabilities

Other authors
Renu Addlakha (Centre for Women’s Development Studies, India), Anthony Danso-Appiah (University of Ghana Centre for Evidence Synthesis and Policy), Alessandra Aresu (Humanity & Inclusion), Jerome Bickenbach (University of Lucerne, Switzerland), Alexandre Bloxs (World Federation of the Deaf), Marieke Boersma (Light for the World), Jarrod Clyne (International Disability Alliance), Sarah Collinson (Sightsavers), Julian Eaton (CBM Global Disability Inclusion and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), Danny Haddad (CBM Global Disability Inclusion), Dominic Haslam (Sightsavers), Xiangyang Hu (China Disabled Persons’ Federation), Lisa Iezzoni (Harvard Medical School, USA), Anne Kavanagh (University of Melbourne, Australia), Gloria Krahn (Disability consultant for government and university groups), Hannah Kuper (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom), Vivian Lin (University of Hong Kong), Caitlin Littleton (HelpAge International), Amanda McRae (Women Enabled International), Manel Mhiri (Inclusion International), Sophie Mitra (Fordham University, USA), Sagit Mor (University of Haifa, Israel), Susan L. Parish (Virginia Commonwealth University College of Health Professions, USA), Andrea Pregel (Sightsavers), Susannah Rodgers (Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, United Kingdom), Dikaios Sakellariou (Cardiff University, United Kingdom), Michael Schwinger (CBM International), Ashley Shew (Science, Technology, and Society, Virginia Tech, USA), Shahin Soltani (Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Iran), Leslie Swartz (Stellenbosch University, South Africa), Bonnielin Swenor (Johns Hopkins Disability Health Research Center, USA), Alberto Vásquez Encalada (Center for Inclusive Policy), Martine Abel Williamson (World Blind Union), Sandra Willis (World Enabled and Columbia University, USA).
This report demonstrates that while some progress has been made in recent years, people with disabilities continue to die earlier, have poorer health, and experience more limitations in everyday functioning than others.

Guilty corporate minds: regulating corporate (mis) conduct

Enforcing good company behaviours and punishing corporate wrongdoings using laws designed to assess the intentions of individuals is fraught because corporate entities do not have minds. ‘Systems Intentionality’ seeks to offer a new, and workable, way to assess the intentions of a corporation.

Complaint mechanisms: reporting pathways for violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation

This report provides guidance on the design of accessible and inclusive complaint mechanisms that work as pathways to report violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. It also identifies a series of improvements which could be made to existing complaints mechanisms.

Labour in limbo: Bridging Visa E holders and modern slavery risk in Australia

This paper examines the precarious working situation of refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia on ‘Final Departure' Bridging Visa E as a case study for understanding potential modern slavery risks for refugees on temporary visas.
Technical report

Improving Disability Employment Study (IDES): methods of data collection and characteristics of study sample

The Improving Disability Employment Study (IDES) is the first longitudinal survey to investigate perspectives on barriers and facilitators to work for Australians with disability accessing the Disability Employment Services (DES) program. The aim of this paper is to describe the survey development and data collection...