Report

Co-designing a peer support platform for people with low vision and blindness

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.
Report

Targeting support for rural communities in the COVID-19 recovery

No New Zealand region will escape the current economic downturn, but some rural communities will face bigger impacts than others. This report looks at how to identify and target support at communities most affected by COVID-19.
Article

For First Nations people, coronavirus has meant fewer services, separated families and over-policing: new report

This article makes clear the treatment of First Australians during the COVID-19 outbreak is not the same as for non-Indigenous Australians.
Briefing paper

Regulatory quality and COVID-19: managing the risks and supporting the recovery

The exceptional situation of the Covid-19 pandemic underlines the importance of regulation, alongside taxing, spending and communicating, as one of the most relevant levers of government action.
Discussion paper

Restrictive practices: issues paper

This issues paper looks at the use and impact of restrictive practices on people with disability. The Commission wants to know about the effects of restrictive practice on people with disability.
Briefing paper

Work and mental health – implications of COVID-19

This briefing paper provides insights into the potential mental health effects of this COVID-19 induced shift in work circumstances and prospects.
Report

Managing support and safety hubs

This audit examines whether the initial support and safety hubs that have been established in communities throughout Victoria are providing effective and efficient service coordination by assessing how the department and Family Safety Victoria (FSV) plan the hubs, support hub operations and drive their continuous...
Report

Short report: social isolation, loneliness and COVID-19

This short report presents key insights about those at risk of social isolation and loneliness from a literature review and descriptive analysis of the 2018 New Zealand General Social Survey. Specifically, insights are drawn about the effects this risk has on wellbeing and the likely...
Working paper

Councils as employers of choice

This paper draws on a review of Australian and international literature on disability employment and social procurement. Government publications examining public procurement as a policy response to unemployment, as well as reports produced by social procurement intermediary organisations both in Australia and internationally, were also...
Report

Enterprise resilience: boosting your corporate immune system

The authors of this report argue that successful enterprise resilience initiatives require an approach that’s broader than traditional business continuity planning or disaster recovery, and permeates through all areas of the business across People, Processes & Operations, Technology & Cyber, Physical Assets & Facilities and...