The SDA Innovation Plan outlines the activities the NDIA will undertake over the next 18 months to encourage innovation in SDA. In developing the plan, the NDIA has collaborated with key stakeholders, seeking their contributions and feedback on the intent and activities in the plan, their thoughts on innovation in SDA and participant preferences.
Research, Inquiry, Government reports
Evidence presented to the committee throughout the inquiry indicates that more time is required to fully consider issues associated with the planning process. Further time is also required to consider the impact of recent government initiatives to improve the NDIS—several of which are in their trial stages. Consequently, the committee has decided to present this interim report, which contains 14 recommendations to improve the operation of the planning process and the NDIS more generally. Many of these are proposed as a means of addressing issues with the planning process in the immediate term, while initiatives to improve the planning process are implemented. The committee has also highlighted other areas that it will consider more closely in the coming months.
The Quarterly Reports provide the COAG Disability Reform Council with information (including statistics) about participants in each jurisdiction and the funding or provision of supports by the NDIA in each jurisdiction. In addition, a range of state-specific information has been compiled about the NDIS performance in this quarter
This year’s flagship report finds that while operating conditions might have improved, serious issues around pricing, sustainability, regulations and more continue to present great challenges for the sector. Featured in the report are the results from the sixth round of the Annual Market Survey, conducted independently by the University of New South Wales. 667 disability … Continued
In this report, for the first time, an indicator framework was used to help measure human rights culture in the public sector in Victoria. This framework was informed by the Commission’s experience applying the Charter, expert advice on measuring organisational culture and extensive consultation. The result was a framework designed to measure activities that exist when human rights culture is strong.
The Interim Report has found the aged care system fails to meet the needs of its older, vulnerable, citizens. It does not deliver uniformly safe and quality care, is unkind and uncaring towards older people and, in too many instances, it neglects them.
The report identifies a range of issues critical to the safety, treatment, care and human rights of Victoria’s most vulnerable citizens who, due to their disabilities, require 24-hour care in state-regulated or managed services. These issues include a 23 per cent increase in abuse and violence, particularly resident-on-resident and patient-on-patient as well as issues relating to people failing to access or benefit from the NDIS, Community Visitors being denied access to incident reports, insufficient accommodation for people with a mental illness and fire safety in Support Residential Services.
This report is part of a series of publicly shared reports that include specialist data in addition to the comprehensive quarterly and other reports regularly released. The data provides invaluable insight for the community and wider mental health sector to identify where it can best support participants, demonstrate evidence of the benefits of the NDIS, and chart the outcomes of NDIS participants.
This research report draws on the insights of 36 women with disability living in New South Wales and Victoria who outlined their experiences of seeking justice and security in the context of violence that they had experienced.
The findings cover how Australia is doing with regard to the rights of persons with disabilities, and covers positive developments, areas of concern, as well as listing the committees recommendations for Australia to action. The Report recognised the positive work that Australia has undertaken. However, the Report also revealed that the committee is deeply concerned … Continued
This is the first report from the commercial passenger industry regulator which highlights how this industry is integral for people with a disability or mobility impairment. While most users of these services, and the drivers, have a positive experience, it also demonstrates that there is still more work to be done.
Inequalities in Standards of Living: Evidence for improved income support for people with disability
Successive Governments have made meeting the eligibility threshold so burdensome and difficult that many people with disability, who may have been eligible in the past, can no longer access the Disability Support Pension (DSP). The Australian Federation of Disability organisations (AFDO) has commissioned three new studies by various Australian universities to highlight the economic and health impacts of disability, particularly for Indigenous Australians.
This report brings together information from a range of national data sources to contribute to a greater understanding about disability in Australia. It shows that some people with disability face challenges routinely and actively participating in everyday life areas (such as employment) and are more likely to experience poor health, discrimination and violence.
Increased participation in the workforce for people with disability and their families and carers produces benefits for the individuals participating, as well as for the wider Australian economy. The analysis presented here investigates the employment experience of NDIS participants and their families and carers, including factors associated with positive employment outcomes.
Disability Rights Now 2019: Shadow Report to the United Nations Committee on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
The report, which has been endorsed by over 80 organisations from around the country, includes the findings from a survey of almost 900 Australians with disability and reviews the country’s progress in implementing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability (CRPD), which focuses on upholding the rights of people with disability.