Person

Jennifer Smith-Merry

Alternate Name:
Jennifer L. Smith
Report

Tracking transitions of people from PIR, PHaMs and D2DL into the NDIS: final report

This report shows slower than expected numbers of people from Commonwealth mental health programs have successfully transitioned to the NDIS. This has heightened concerns that the Commonwealth allocation to Continuity of Support funding will not be adequate to support the number of people currently in...
Journal article

Health complaint commissions in Australia: time for a national approach to data collection

This report shows that a national approach to the different ways Australian state and territory health entities handle complaints data would respond better to patients’ concerns and assist policy development. Health complaint statistics are important for identifying problems and bringing about improvements to health care...
Policy report

NDIS and psychosocial disability – the Victorian story: Insights and policy recommendations from expert stakeholders

This report finds that while only around 10% of Victorians living with severe mental illness are expected to be eligible for the NDIS, critical community mental health services, supporting all Victorians living with severe mental illness, are being decommissioned to fund the scheme.
Technical report

Mind the gap: the National Disability Insurance Scheme and psychosocial disability

The gaps and solutions raised in this report should not be seen as a fundamental criticism of the NDIS or the NDIA, which is an important step forward in disability reform in Australia. Instead, they should be viewed as a way of adding national psychosocial...
Policy report

Disabling employment obstacles: a study exploring accommodations that can assist government employees with anxiety

This policy bulletin summarises the findings of a study which examined the work experiences of Queensland public servants living with a diagnosed anxiety disorder.