Briefing paper

Health policy and equity

Good health is not guaranteed for all Australians. The authors of this paper argue that policy must address issues of access and appropriate care so no one is left behind.
Report

Pulse of the for-purpose sector - final report: wave 2

Launched in May of 2020, the 'Pulse' initiative is an Australian first in measuring the attitudes and operating conditions of the for-purpose sector. This Wave 2 report reveals significant challenges remain for the 'for-purpose' sector, as nearly 80% of service providers report struggling to meet...
Report

Social security and stigma in Australia

This report provides an analysis of the available evidence on how Australia’s social security system supports people who are unable to work (or unable to secure adequate income through work) due to their experience of mental ill-health, or caring for someone with mental ill-health.
Journal article

Women’s experiences of accessing individualized disability supports: gender inequality and Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme

This article draws on data collected in an exploratory study about the experiences of women seeking disability support through the NDIS. The objectives were to identify possible gendered barriers to applying for and receiving adequate support through the NDIS, and to suggest directions for future...
Report

Barriers and enablers in developing a COVID-19 policy response for people with disability in Australia

This report explores the barriers and enablers that led to the development of the Management and Operational Plan for People with Disability, the federal government’s national action plan for protecting people with disability during the pandemic.