Disability services


30 Sep 2019

Nurses play a vital role in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD), particularly those with chronic and complex physical or mental health problems. This project aims to redevelop the specialist practice standards for intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) nursing.


9 Sep 2019

This report compares the health and health service use of Australians who receive the Disability Support Pension with those receiving wages or business income. It also examines the health of people receiving Newstart (unemployment benefit).


4 Sep 2019

The Health and Disability System Review is charged with taking a system-wide approach to what needs to change to ensure the health and disability system of the future achieves better and more equitable health and wellbeing outcomes. This interim report indicates the direction of change...


3 Sep 2019

This report provides an overview of key content from the AIHW’s comprehensive People with disability in Australia online report. These highlights draw upon the most recent available data at the time of publication. More detailed information, such as on trends and groups within the disability...

Briefing paper

Five priorities for government
31 Aug 2019

The number of people unable to get the care they need for things like washing and dressing is increasing; care providers are going out of business and, faced with the possibility of catastrophic costs, many people are fearful of the future. This analysis sets out...

Draft report

16 Aug 2019

The Disability Royal Commission’s draft accessibility strategy states the principles that will guide the Commission in its engagement with people with disability. It commits the Commission to putting people with disability first and explains how this objective will be achieved.

Audio interview

15 Aug 2019

Jenny Macklin held many social policy portfolios over her long political career. As Federal Disability Reform Minister in the Gillard Government she ushered in the NDIS. Jenny talks about the process of winning support for big social policy changes.


A strategy to address unequal access to justice in the ACT
9 Aug 2019

The three goals of the Disability Justice Strategy focus on the safety and rights of people with disability, the responsiveness of the justice system and how to go about achieving and measuring change.


30 Jul 2019

This report provides a brief summary of phase one of the Achieving Equity Work Programme: The Discovery Phase. The aim of the discovery phase was to identify where practical and coordinated effort could be undertaken to achieve a measurable shift in health equity in the...


22 Jul 2019

This white paper, part of a project supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, analyses how institutions of higher education can meet their mission of providing all students with equitable access to information within the current legal framework. Ensuring access to research...


11 Jul 2019

This report presents key findings from a survey of creative spaces throughout New Zealand, intended to provide decision-makers and agencies with information about the sector to better understand how it operates, the services it provides and to whom.

Journal article

9 Jul 2019

Despite having accessed healthcare services for their injury, migrants (compared with non‐migrants) had higher risks of disability at least in the first three months post‐injury. This article argues that interventions should be focused during this critical period on identified key predictors to promote faster recovery...


25 Jun 2019

The objective of this audit was to examine the effectiveness of the National Disability Insurance Agency’s (NDIA) fraud control program and its compliance with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Framework.


Submission to the Independent Review of Nursing Education
7 Jun 2019

The purpose of this submission is to makes a series of recommendations specific to the Review's Terms of Reference with respect to the: "educational preparation required for nurses to meet future health, aged care and disability needs of the Australian community including clinical training".


28 May 2019

While the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is expected to largely replace the current provision of services to people with disability under the National Disability Agreement (NDA), in 2017-18 many people were still receiving support under the NDA.


The case for free personal care in England
23 May 2019

Adult social care is one the most important public services in the UK. For hundreds of thousands of people it provides vital care and support. This paper looks to set out what a bold and comprehensive reform package would look like – building on the...


8 May 2019

The main component of the NDIS is individualised packages of support to eligible people with disability. When the NDIS is fully implemented, it is expected that around 475,000 Australians will receive individualised supports. This guide provides a current overview of the scheme and its implementation....


3 May 2019

This resource is an introductory guide for publishers and all those who contribute to the publishing workflow, including editors, proofreaders and indexers. It explains how inclusion and accessibility benefit both the community and business, and identifies the international standards for creating an accessible digital book....


3 May 2019

Making content accessible: a guide to navigating Australian copyright law for disability access is a guide which provides a simple summary of the copyright law governing access to material for people with a disability in Australia. It also includes a checklist of their major...


9 Apr 2019

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, in cooperation with the National Disability Insurance Agency, funded an evaluation of the first 12 months of the co-design approach to the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in East Arnhem.



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