Resource Library

How to read Administrative Appeals Tribunal cases

This is a guide on how to access and quickly get the most out of AAT (Administrative Appeals Tribunal) rulings.

Report on Government Services 2019

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.

Review of the National Disability Agreement Study Report

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.

Podcast: Dying for Change

Improving the health and lives of Australians with intellectual disability was the topic for discussion at the Dying for Change public seminar and roundtable hosted by the Melbourne Disability Institute on Monday 12 November.

Allied Health Workforce Research Reports

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.

Making information accessible – for everyone

Essential but often complex services like banks, utilities and phones need to be accessible for all, including those with cognitive disabilities. 

Disability, thoughts of suicide and Australian men

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

Advocacy Sector Conversations Forum November 2018

Resources from the Advocacy Sector Conversations forum held at the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre on 27 November 2018. Each session includes videos with Auslan, audio, transcript and links to information mentioned during the presentation. Session topics at this forum include introducing the new NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission, the NDIS and mental health and two new resources – Advocacy Hub and Teacher’s Toolkit for Students with Little or No Speech.

Resource Guide to Quality and Safeguarding Key Documents

The new NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission website is up and there is information all over the place! DSC have developed a guide to the key NDIS resources to help navigate the maze a little easier.

Home care – know your consumer rights

When you buy goods or services you have rights under the Australian Consumer Law. You have the same rights when you buy home care goods or services, or receive them through a government-funded Home Care Package. So whether you use your own money or government funding, it’s important to know your consumer rights. Downloads are … Continued

Just Ask Us

The Victorian Ombudsman has produced a video with contributions from many Victorian advocacy organisations that shares information about how government employees can be more helpful and respectful.