Resource Library

Overview of responses to the Safeguards and quality Issues paper –

Respondents proposed a raft of changes for the Royal Commission to consider including The lack of focus on prevention of abuse and neglect of people with disability and the need to identify the factors that potentially place individuals at higher risk of abuse. The importance of creating a service culture amongst disability service providers and support workers that respects human rights and does not tolerate violence or other abuses was also highlighted.

Working towards co-design

The agreement or compact will be focused on building and strengthening the mutual relationship between the NDIA, Council and disability sector.  It will explain how we want to work together including an agreed definition of co-design and how it will be applied to potential Scheme improvements.

Rapid Evidence Review: Violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability

The report examines existing research to gain a better understanding of both risk and protective factors relating to why some members of society cause harm to people with disability. A rapid review process was used to identify 168 papers in the peer-reviewed literature. The researchers found that the majority of studies focused on the risks for people with disability while only few looked at the risk factors which enable perpetrators, or systemic issues that enable violence.

National Roadmap for Improving the Health of People with Intellectual Disability

This roadmap aims to address serious health inequities faced by people with intellectual disability. It outlines how we can create a health system where people with intellectual disability are valued, respected and have access to high quality, timely and comprehensive health care.

Attitudes Matter: Community attitudes toward people with disability in Australia

Attitudes are a major concern for Australians with disability. They are related to disability-based discrimination and social exclusion, which in turn impact the health and wellbeing of people with disability. This report describes findings from the first national survey on attitudes toward people with disability. The report has strong signals for business and government about the need for interventions that seek to combat attitudes across organisational and structural levels of society.

Snapshot: Juggling caring, parenting and work – Lessons for the post-COVID workplace

A significant proportion of the workforce is balancing parenting and/or caring responsibilities. However, traditional workplace structures have failed to keep up with workers’ attempts to balance work and family life and leave behind outdated, gendered divisions of ‘breadwinner’ and ‘home-maker’. This snapshot report shares the results of a survey of 1500 Victorians about their experiences with flexible work during the pandemic and how employers can better support parents and carers in the post-COVID workplace.

Snapshot: Supporting workers with disability – Lessons for the post-COVID workplace

The COVID-19 pandemic compounded existing inequalities for workers with disability, leaving many of them feeling stretched, stressed and unfairly treated. However, the unprecedented move to remote and flexible work during the pandemic also created opportunities to better understand how flexible work arrangements can support people with disability to access and participate meaningfully in the workplace. … Continued

Rick Morton on… Tales from the NDIS crypt

Journalist and author Rick Morton was hugely popular at WTFH. Now he’s back in episode 34 with loads of juicy insights. You’ll want to break out the popcorn for this one.

SBS asks: ‘What Does Australia Really Think About’ ….Disability? Old People? Obesity?

Closing date: October 30, 2021

In a ground-breaking new documentary series, SBS seeks to explore how stigma and prejudice impact the lives of millions of Australians, by getting to the heart of what people really think about disability, old people and obesity. Three-part series What Does Australia Really Think About… hosted by Kurt Fearnley, Noni Hazlehurst and Casey Donovan, premieres … Continued

A guide to Circles of support

This guide outlines what a Circle of Support is and ideas about how you might create a Circle of Support. It provides examples of how others have brought together family, friends and allies committed to assisting a person with a disability to achieve a good life in community and safeguard their interests into the future. This guide also includes a workbook where you can write down all your ideas, dreams, visions and thoughts in one place.

Understanding Disability

This video introduces 6 keystones for understanding disability. By putting them in place, we can work together for a more inclusive and equitable society.

Prevention of violence against women with disabilities micro-webinar series

The online self-paced 2-part micro-course explores violence against women with disabilities. The first course increases awareness of the impact of violence against women with disabilities and the second course introduces prevention of violence against women with disabilities. The aim is to assist the disability, prevention, social services, and government workforces to understand how easily violence against women with disabilities can occur and what actions you can take to prevent it. 

Independently Assessing

This hilarious skit was created for the Where To From Here (WTFH) conference hosted by DSC in July 2021. Alistair Baldwin had the audience not knowing whether to laugh or cry.! Hmm, starting to think we may have got rid of Its too soon. Who would have thought they could be this much fun?

Legislation and regulation in Australia: Children and young people with disability in primary and secondary education settings’.

The report provides a general description of how Commonwealth funding for education operates; a detailed explanation of how laws regulating education for students with disability function in each jurisdiction; and an examination of each jurisdiction’s anti-discrimination laws as they apply to education (including the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) and the Disability Standards for Education 2005 issued under that Act.)