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This discussion paper highlights the connection between disability and poverty, and explores how to help people with disabilities to thrive.
We appreciate the opportunity to raise issues on housing affordability in Australia and note that your terms of reference raise the following specific issues:
• the taxes and levies imposed by state and territory governments;
• the rate of release of new land...
The financial arrangements for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) are crucial to the successful implementation of the Scheme. The NDIS is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and the States and Territories. The DisabilityCare Australia (DCA) levy (0.5% of income) was introduced on 1 July...
This report captures the results from national research into employment levels, barriers and strategies around employment in the arts for people with disability.
Disability services in Australia are undergoing large-scale, systemic reform. In recent years, to improve outcomes for people with disabilities and the efficiency of services, Commonwealth, State and Territory agencies have developed and trialled a range of market-based funding models within which ‘choice’ and ‘control’ are...
How Australia is faring tracks Australia’s progress against a range of social inclusion indicators. It looks at how we’re performing in relation to health and disability, employment, financial stress, education, access to services, housing, feelings of safety and engagement in community activities....
The paper examines ethnic differences in the social and economic well- being of the immigrant aged in Australia and the factors affecting older immigrants’ well-being as measured by a number of indicators.
The data analysis is guided by the concept of the ‘Third Age’...
Despite good intentions and a succession of initiatives over several years, people with disability remain significantly under-represented in the Australian Public Service (APS) workforce.
It is difficult at times to understand why this continues to be the case. Research recognises the need for and...
This fact sheet explains the information contained in a safety data sheet (SDS), what each section means and how to check if a SDS complies with the Work Health and Safety Regulations.
By reading, understanding and following the information and instructions in an SDS,...
This publication summarises the main statistics on work-related injury, disease and death produced by Safe Work Australia.
Information shown includes the main types of injuries for which compensation was paid, the cost of injury and incidence rates by industry.