Resource Library

Jenny Macklin and the creation of the NDIS

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

New Information Linkages and Capacity (ILC) Grants

In recent weeks, there have been some huge Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) announcements. First, we learnt who won Economic and Community Participation Program grants.  Then we got a heads up about three grant rounds that will be opening in the next few months. Exciting times!

Employment outcomes – participants, their families and carers

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. 

Participant outcomes report

is the first annual report on outcomes for NDIS participants. The report analyses the results for people who entered the Scheme in 2016-17 and 2017-18, and also the one year longitudinal change in outcomes for people who entered in 2016-17 and have been in the Scheme for one year.

Advocacy Sector Conversations resources – July 2019

These resources are from the Advocacy Sector Conversations forum held at St Michael’s Hall on 9 July 2019. Each session includes videos with Auslan, audio, transcript and links to information mentioned during the presentation. Session topics at this forum include working with Aboriginal communities, respectful sexual lives, disability health survey and ILC information.

Fixing the National Disability Insurance Scheme: A look to the future of the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is a significant policy. Launched in 2016, the NDIS provides support to Australians with a disability, their families, and their carers. But while it has been broadly welcomed, its implementation has not been without significant challenges. This week on Policy Forum Pod we hear from former Labor government Minister Jenny Macklin, Dr Gemma Carey, and Clare Moore about what it will take to fix the NDIS. Pod

Assistive Technology Talk – Wheelchairs, aids and devices

The panel discussed recent changes to Adaptive Technology (AT) processes and resources, how to prepare for an upcoming planning meeting where AT is needed, and how to escalate urgent AT issues with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). The panel included NDIA staff and sector representatives with substantial experience with the NDIS.

A national measure of environmental restraint: Final report

Environmental restraint is not currently required to be monitored or reported. As such, there is an urgent need to develop a measure of environmental restraint, suitable for use in both Victoria and within other jurisdictions, to educate providers, guide quality improvement, and monitor changes in practice. 

The Office of the Senior Practitioner, in consultation with the Disability and NDIS Branch within the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, have jointly engaged Nous Group (Nous) to develop and validate a measure of environmental restraint. This report collates the findings from the Nous Group consultation and research.

NDIS and Disability Fact Sheets in 39 Languages

AMPARO Advocacy has produced two fact sheets to provide information to people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities about disability and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)- Fact Sheet 1- Understanding Disability in Australia Fact Sheet 2- What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)? These fact sheets are available in 39 languages, click on … Continued

Self Advocacy and Diversity: A Model for CALD Inclusion

This  report is a collaboration between Diversity and Disability (DnD), Self Advocacy Resource Unit (SARU), Ethnic Community Council of Victoria (ECCV) and Ethinci Council of Shepparton and Districts (ECSD). This project aimed to develop recommendations for self advocacy groups to work in partnership with CALD people with disability and their organisations. This project has resulted … Continued

#Ways To Welcome

#Ways to Welcome is a web resource co-designed by people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds with disability. To join us on the journey, start by listening to the stories on the listen page. Then use the tools and resources in the learn portal to improve your ways to welcome. Finally, act on what you’ve … Continued