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Policy report

National Disability Insurance Scheme: impact on the Commonwealth budget to 2019-20

NDIS expenses are entirely paid by the Commonwealth, through the NDIA. Funds are provided by Commonwealth appropriation.From 1 July 2014, the Commonwealth collects the DisabilityCare Australia (DCA) levy, 0.5% of taxable income.
Policy report

Cross-sector service coordination for people with high and complex needs: harnessing existing evidence and knowledge

People with high and complex needs will generally need an array of supports to enable social and economic participation as envisaged by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). As participants, these people will receive funding from the NDIS.
Policy report

Transition to retirement

This bulletin describes the implementation and evaluation of the Transition to Retirement (TTR) program that was examined in a three-year collaborative program of applied research involving university researchers and disability service providers.
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...

Report of audit of disability research in Australia

In June 2012, the former Disability Policy and Research Working Group, representing inter‐governmental disability officials, offered a tender for an Audit of Disability Research in Australia. This report details the findings of and process for conducting this Audit.
Technical report

A fair go? Inequality, wellbeing and Australian adults with disabilities 2001–2015

People with disabilities are at risk of being disadvantaged in many areas of their lives. In 2008 Australia ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). In doing so, Australia entered in to an international obligation to progressively realise the rights...

Physical violence and property crime reported by people with and without disability in New South Wales 2002–2015

Exposure to violence is damaging to people's personal health and wellbeing and can limit their social, civic and economic participation in society. We know that people with disabilities are more likely to witness and be the victims of violence, including violent criminal acts, than their...

National Disability Insurance Scheme: impact on the Commonwealth Budget to 2019-20

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was passed into law in early 2013. The arrangements for financing the NDIS are complex and are not brought together in the 2013-14 Commonwealth Budget papers.1 This Bulletin briefly collects and connects available information on NDIS financing arrangements. First...
Briefing paper

National Disability Insurance Scheme: Commonwealth financial arrangements up to 2019-20

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...
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.