Research, Inquiry, Government reports

NDIS Quarterly Data

Early Childhood Intervention Australia Victoria/Tasmania Limited (ECIA VIC/TAS) would like to ensure that people are aware that the NDIA releases comprehensive data analysis on a quarterly basis. Because of the value of this data, they have created a new section on the website for the benefit of members that will speedlink to each quarterly update.

Disability and health data compendium

With the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the development of state and local government plans, disability is now a key concern at every level of Australian government. The purpose of this compendium is to highlight, raise awareness and illustrate the opportunities that exist for disability researchers in Australia.

Background paper: changing demographics and dynamics of aged care

The background paper puts Australia’s ageing population under the microscope. It explores complex issues associated with the country’s changing demographic profile, including changes in patterns of disease and dependency, the rising incidence of dementia, changing expectations and the changing cultural profile of the Australian community. It also explores current arrangements, future pressures and a greater need for preventative and restorative health.

Self Advocacy and Diversity: A model for CALD inclusion

This project investigated ways to support the growth of self advocacy
for people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds in Broadmeadows and Shepparton. Findings suggest that there are multiple barriers to people with disability from CALD backgrounds developing self advocacy skills. Different cultures have different attitudes, beliefs and approaches to supporting people with disability; growing self advocacy requires an approach that values the diverse needs of communities, and strengthens the capacity of organisations to understand and work alongside people with lived experience. 

Seclusion Report: How safe is your hospital?

This report ranks 23 hospital-based mental health services on how often they use seclusion. The report, based on official data, has revealed that the use of seclusion has risen in Victoria in recent years, with some hospitals breaching state guidelines and failing to meet key benchmarks designed to keep the practice at a minimum

Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

On 5 April 2019, the Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, and Minister for Families and Social Services, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, announced the establishment of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (the Royal Commission). The Terms of Reference and Fact Sheet is now available with a dedicated website to go live shortly.

General issues around the implementation and performance of the NDIS Progress report 2019

This is the second Progress Report about the NDIS, covering the period 1 July 2017 to 31 December 2018. The Committee makes a range of relevant recommendations – including a number around support for people with psychosocial disabilities, improvements to the early childhood pathway, and addressing gaps in service provision in rural and remote areas. It also provides an overview of all the changes to the scheme that implemented during the period.

Group Self Advocacy Partnership Project: Report & model

‘Many people with cognitive disability and complex communication support needs are discriminated against, and are yet to be fully included in Australian society. Because of this self advocacy groups continue to work to create an equal society where all people are included and respected. This report proposes models for how to successfully run projects in partnership with a range of organisations and self advocacy groups.

How is the disability sector faring? A report from National Disability Services’ Annual Market Survey

The National Disability Services’ (NDS) Annual Market Survey is a key resource in understanding the state of the Australian disability sector, its challenges and opportunities. A key driver for this research is the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the substantial restructuring of individual organisations and the supply-side of the scheme. This research is intended to identify risks, monitor change and identify any undesirable consequences occurring in the disability sector.

Are we taking care of the carers?

A new survey analysis of the psychological working environment in Australia’s health sector points to a sharp divide between the poorer conditions faced by disability and aged care support workers, and the largely professional healthcare workforce of doctors and nurses.

Barriers and exclusions: The support needs of newly arrived refugees with a disability

For a multitude of reasons, people from refugee backgrounds are more likely to have a disability than other populations. Up until 2012, people with disabilities or with serious health concerns were excluded from Australia’s resettlement program. In 2012 a policy change meant that  Australia allowed refuges with disability to be granted visas. However , this … Continued