This first in a series of reports by the Gonski Institute for Education paints a worrying picture of changed learning conditions in Australian schools. Well before the COVID-19 pandemic hit Australia, children’s significant access to digital technology and its impacts on learning and wellbeing had...
This analysis, produced before the COVID-19 pandemic, explores the social care needs of adults aged 18–64. The debate about social care reform is often focused on issues facing older people, but younger adults are a large and growing part of the adult social care system...
Far less than they deserve: children with learning disabilities or autism living in mental health hospitals
This report shows how too many children are being admitted to secure hospitals unnecessarily – in some cases are spending months and years of their childhood in institutions when they should be in their community. It warns that the current system of support for those...
This paper explores the barriers to employment for people with learning disabilities, principally in relation to support for children and young people with special educational needs, and sets out recommendations for change.
This draft action plan was developed with input from a range of sources, including the 2015 Learning Support Update, and the Select Committee Inquiry into Identification and Support for students with Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Report of the Select Committee on access to the South Australian education system for students with a disability
This South Australian select committee report looks into the educational experiences of students with disabilities.
Labelling kids: the good, the bad and the ADHD By Vicky Plows, Victoria University “ADHD”, “disruptive”, “behavioural difficulties”: labels like these are applied daily to our children. But there is a growing concern amongst educators, parents and pupils that the use of such labels has...