24 Oct 2018

This inquiry was initiated to examine options for greater involvement by private sector life insurers in worker rehabilitation, including support after return to work, with particular reference to the interaction of Income Protection (IP) insurance and Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) insurance with State, Territory,...

Policy report

22 Aug 2018

This research focuses on women in prison who have concerns about their personal safety post-release. The aim of this research is to understand the factors that influence these women to seek help, and how this might inform service responses.


22 Aug 2018

Many women in prison have experienced intimate partner violence. As this form of violence is often intergenerational and entrenched, women in prison are widely considered to be at particular risk of ongoing victimisation following release. And yet, with support needs often unrecognised, it is likely...


22 Aug 2018

This report details the processes and outcomes of working with six Aboriginal residential rehabilitation services in NSW to develop a standardised assessment tool, define their core treatment and organisational components, and develop an evaluation framework that could be used to evaluate individual treatment components.

Journal article

15 May 2018

This paper presents a two-phase In-situ design process for Socially Assistive Robots in health care, emphasising stakeholder engagement and on-site development.

Journal article

14 Mar 2017

Incarceration rates are increasing almost everywhere and, while women and girls make up only a small percentage of the overall prison population, there has been a significant increase in their representation – especially over the past 20 years (Carlton and Segrave, 2013). Despite the fact...


20 Dec 2016


Prison authorities in Indonesia have had a few small successes in managing extremist prisoners, but overall, structural problems of the prison system and inadequate staff continue to defeat efforts at deradicalisation, disengagement and rehabilitation. Despite much donor funding aimed at improving prison...


7 Dec 2016

This report seeks to provide a 10-year update of what it could mean for New Zealand’s criminal justice system to look Beyond the Prison Gate . It is released on the cusp of 2017, a year of particular significance because it marks the deadline for...


21 Oct 2016

Prison Performance Tables provide a quarterly grading of the performance of all prisons within the Corrections network in New Zealand. A number of factors are used in this analysis, and results are weighted to account for the particular composition of prisoners and facilities at each...

Audio podcast

7 Jul 2016

Noor Huda Ismail discusses the evolution of terrorism in Indonesia and his involvement in rehabilitation efforts.


For this episode of Sub Rosa podcast, Andrew spoke to Noor Huda Ismail, an Indonesian author, film-maker, activist, and PhD candidate.

Huda set up...


2 May 2016

Describes the effectiveness of correctional education in improving post-release outcomes

Abstract Using a longitudinal dataset of prisoners in Western Australia, this paper describes the effectiveness of correctional education in improving post-release outcomes. The report shows that the more classes completed by prisoners the...

Literature review

30 Nov 2015

This is a literature review available standards or guidelines for the management of children or adults with amputation, and summarises the peer-reviewed literature on post-operative dressings.

Journal article

28 Oct 2015

This paper argues that Australia would be wise to look outward and consider the lessons and experiences from other countries to determine how to best expand Australia’s existing deradicalisation programs.


In the coming years, Australia will face a cohort of violent...

Journal article

4 May 2015

The purpose of this study was to investigate of how assistive cutlery design effects perception of the user. Studies regarding the usage and development of assistive cutlery have primarily focused on the ergonomics, whereas research into the aesthetics of assistive cutlery has been minimal.


27 Feb 2015

The Australian Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Association (ARATA) responds to the NDIA’s AT Discussion Paper, and advocates that roles for all stakeholders must be considered.

Summary of ARATA's key recommendations arising from the Discussion Paper:

1. Evaluate outcomes from AT provision...

Discussion paper

15 Dec 2014


What is assistive technology?

The agreed World Health Organisation definition is "Assistive technology can be defined as “any piece of equipment, or product, whether it is acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional...

Discussion paper

29 Oct 2014

Foreword: In July 2014 I announced that I was investigating rehabilitation and transitional services for prisoners in Victoria. I said at the time that this was prompted by the growth in prisoner numbers and concerns with rates of re-offending and the cost to the...


18 May 2014

More than half the people in prison will re-offend and return, creating a huge cost burden on the public purse. But governments driven by law and order politics are unwilling to invest in reducing recidivism and in NSW a respected service that’s worked with prisoners...


20 Nov 2013

This report outlines a proposed approach to monitoring access to, and utilisation of, pulmonary rehabilitation and long term oxygen therapy, by capitalising on existing data sources and identifying data development opportunities.


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of...


7 Sep 2011

Arrested drug users in Vietnam are forced to labour in camps for no little or no pay and are often victims of torture and voilence, according to a Human Rights Watch report.

People detained by the police in Vietnam for using drugs are held...



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