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Designed to improve policies and practices to enable people with a disability across Australia to participate fully in society, the Disability Research Collection contains resources by, and is for, policy-makers, researchers, advocacy organisations, disabled people’s organisations, service providers and practitioners as well as people with...
Submission

Council for Intellectual Disability submission to Central Coast Council on Mooney Mooney and Peat Island planning proposal

This submission was written in response to the NSW Government's proposal to rezone Peat Island and Mooney Mooney. The document considers the potential role of former disability institution sites and draws upon Australian disability policy development and cultural heritage strategy.
Guide

Disability action plan guide

Inclusion goes beyond physical accessibility and considers the attitudes, behaviours and systems in our workplaces and communities which may be discriminatory. It challenges us to listen and reflect on how we can improve. This guide has been developed to assist organisations to develop and implement...
Report

Making New Zealand accessible: a design for effective accessibility legislation

This report proposes a legal framework to make New Zealand accessible for and remove barriers that create disabling experiences. A quarter of New Zealanders experience disability and everyone will have an impairment at some point.
Report

People with disability in Australia 2020

This report brings together information from a range of national data sources to contribute to a greater understanding about disability in Australia.
Journal article

Equity in access: a mixed methods exploration of the National Disability Insurance Scheme access program for the Kimberley Region, Western Australia

This study explores the process and early outcomes of work undertaken by a program to increase Aboriginal people’s awareness of, and access to, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Report

Changing attitudes: survey of community attitudes towards disability in Victoria

The Community Attitudes Survey examines personally-held and perceived societal attitudes about people with disability. The survey explored dimensions of attitudes including beliefs, feelings, and behaviours. This report presents results thematically based on survey content.
Fact sheet

Violence against people with disability in Australia

In Australia people with disability are more likely to experience violence than people without disability. This fact sheet summarises the prevalence of physical violence, sexual violence and stalking and harassment against people with disability.
Report

Attitudes matter

Community attitudes related to disability-based discrimination and social exclusion impact the health and wellbeing of people with disability. This report on the first national survey on attitudes toward people with disability in Australia includes responses from over 2000 participants.
Report

Review into disability advocacy in NSW

This review into disability advocacy funding arrangements in NSW explores the purpose, functions and funding arrangements for independent specialist advocacy, including information and representative organisations for people with disability across NSW.
Report

Managing COVID-19 outbreaks in disability residential settings: lessons from Victoria's second wave

This study provides insights into the challenges experienced by managers and workers in Victorian disability residential settings in the second wave of Victoria’s COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Report

A new National Disability Strategy: report on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community engagements

This report intends to provide a synopsis of the consultations with First Nations peoples living with disabilities in remote locations in Queensland and the Northern Territory.
Report

Research to action: bridging the gap between what we know and what we do

This report describes the process and outcomes of activities funded by Australian Governments through the Research and Data Working Group to further develop the Centre for Applied Disability Research Disability Knowledge Clearing House.
Discussion paper

Promoting inclusion: issues paper

This issues paper invites the public to share their views about what an inclusive society looks like, the barriers to inclusion, how Australia can become a more inclusive society, and how inclusion might prevent violence.
Report

The voices of children and young people with disability

This consultation gave children and young people with disability a platform to use their lived experiences to inform decision makers and service providers about how to best continue to support their needs. This report highlights the ways in which children and young people with disability...
Report

Hierarchies of power: disability theories and models and their implications for violence against, and abuse, neglect, and exploitation of, people with disability

This report has been written to provide an overview of disability theories and models. It shows how these theories can contribute to the promotion of a more inclusive society that supports the independence of people with disability and their right to live free from violence...
Report

Disability support workers: the forgotten workforce during COVID-19

This research report describes the findings from a national survey of 357 disability support workers (DSWs) conducted online between May and June 2020.
Guide

Guidelines: Equivalent access under the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (Cth)

These guidelines have been developed by the Australian Human Rights Commission to provide clear and practical assistance to facilitate compliance with the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (Cth) (the Transport Standards) through the use of equivalent access.
Conference paper

From rhetoric to actuality: researching “access” and “inclusion” in one Australian city

National legislation requires Australian cities to be accessible and inclusive. Focussing on Geelong in Victoria, this paper focuses on how best to theorise those with lived experiences of disability understand Geelong and considers how this city has met this challenge through its various plans.