‘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.
Research, Inquiry, Government reports
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.
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.
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
The primary purpose of this research is to add to existing knowledge about the experiences of persons with Complex Communication Needs (CCN) with the justice system, and to consider the impact of their experiences.
How is the Disability sector faring? A report from National Disability Services’ Annual Market Survey
This research is intended to identify risks, monitor change and identify any undesirable consequences occurring in the disability sector.
A paper on the vision of the National Disability Strategy and National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in relation to people with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.
This report provides an outline of Victorian Government funded mental health services and the Victorians who accessed them for treatment, care and support in 2017-18.
This is a recurring report.
Part F, chapter 15 includes Services for People with Disability. This chapter reports on the Australian, State and Territory governments’ assistance provided to people with disability and their carers.
This report finds that a new National Disability Agreement (NDA) between the Australian, State and Territory Governments is needed to facilitate cooperation, enhance accountability and clarify roles and responsibilities. The current NDA is no longer fit for purpose.
The objective of this audit was to examine if Social Services and Human Services drive improvements in the Disability Support Pension program using data and information from multiple sources.
The Allied Health Workforce Research Program (the Program) aims to better understand the demographics of allied health professions, what drives engagement and commitment to roles, and issues affecting workforce development and professions’ abilities to meet service demand.
The Mental Health Complaints Commissioner’s annual report has now been tabled in parliament.
Essential but often complex services like banks, utilities and phones need to be accessible for all, including those with cognitive disabilities.
It’s a difficult subject, but men in Australia are much more at risk of having suicidal thoughts than women; now, new research looks at what this means for Australian men with a disability