This report evaluates the design and development of a prototype Peer Support Platform that aimed to address the information, linkages and capacity (ILC) building needs of people with low vision and blindness.
Finding suitable accommodation is important to all Australians and is a prerequisite for a happy, stable and dignified life. This Regulatory Impact Statement examines the likely costs and benefits associated with five different options being considered for the mandatory inclusion of accessible housing features in...
Economic advice prepared to assist with responses to the Consultation Regulation Impact Statement on minimum accessibility standards for housing in the National Construction Code
This report advises on the economic credentials of a possible regulation to include minimum accessibility standards in the National Building Code, and responds to a Regulatory Impact Statement consultation document released by the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) at the request of the Australian Building...
This document outlines a set of clear principles to aid and support the Australian arts and cultural sector to make decisions inclusively, and to go beyond compliance and celebrate diversity.
Improving accessibility and inclusivity of people with disability in a community and mainstream setting
This discussion paper about access and inclusion draws on a survey of 600 Australians living with disability and their carers. It finds that half don’t feel included in their community.
This paper discusses housing challenges facing people with disabilities in OECD and European Union countries, and policy supports to make housing more affordable, accessible and adapted to their needs.
This strategy addresses consumer’s experience of vulnerability and aims to break down the barriers faced when accessing and engaging with essential services.
Regulation for the future: the implications of public purpose for policy and regulation in utilities
This report follows extensive in-depth research and analysis into how utilities can better address the politics of fairness and the environment and makes recommendations for rethinking the regulatory system to deliver fairness for people and planet.
In December 2020, the Standing Committee on Petitions resolved to inquire into and report on aspects of the House of Representatives’ petitioning system relating to security and accessibility. This report outlines the findings from this inquiry.
Accessible design, hospital discharge and ageing in place: a national survey of occupational therapists
This report is the second of two studies investigating accessible housing conducted through the Summer Foundation–La Trobe University research program, to inform decision-makers on incorporating minimum mandatory accessibility standards in the 2022 National Construction Code (NCC).