John Gilroy

Journal article

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander disability prevalence: making sense of multiple estimates and definitions

In this paper, data collected about disability in Australia are examined, in particular for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) peoples. Data on the prevalence of disability in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations is an essential component of effective disability policy, planning and implementation.

The needs of carers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in foster care in Australia: a systematic literature review, July 2018

Recent research into the pressures on the out-of-home care (OOHC) system concluded that there was a limited amount of research driven by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community itself, which indicates that Indigenous voices are not being adequately captured. This silencing means that the...
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...

Understanding the NDIS: the scheme does not yet address all the needs of Indigenous people with disabilities

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) allows Australians with a disability to choose which agencies or people they wish to collaborate with to help achieve their goals. For Indigenous people, there are many positives to this scheme. It provides the opportunity to address the identified...