Resource Library

Calendar of planned events January – June 2020

The Commission has released planned community events, public hearings and cohort specific engagements up until June 2020. The schedule is subject to change and more events will be confirmed at a later date.

Transcripts from melbourne Hearing on Housing

Transcripts are available for the hearing into homes and living for people with disability in Victoria with particular interest in the experiences of people who have lived or are currently living in group homes. This hearing took place in Melbourne during the first week of December 2019.

Including children and young people in reportable conduct investigations

Whether they are alleged victims or witnesses, children should be interviewed as part of investigations of alleged reportable conduct unless there is a good reason why this should not occur.  This resource kit is designed to help organisations conduct effective and appropriate interviews with children and young people, and take a trauma-informed approach.

National disability Strategy Beyond 2020

The Australian Government is leading the development of a new National Disability Strategy to replace the current National Disability Strategy when it finishes at the end of 2020. The ‘Right to opportunity’ consultation report has been released and is available in a variety of accessible formats. Further rounds of consultation and engagement are scheduled for early 2020.

Accessibility & Inclusion Strategy

The Strategy outlines the principles that will guide the Royal Commission in its engagement with people with disability. It commits the Royal Commission to putting people with disability first in everything we do and explains how we will achieve this. The Strategy was released in draft form for public consultation in August. This version reflects feedback we received from the community.

Advocacy Sector Conversations resources – November 2019

These resources are from the Advocacy Sector Conversations forum held at Queen Victoria Women’s Centre on 14 November 2019. Each session includes videos with Auslan, audio, transcript and links to information mentioned during the presentation. Session topics at this forum include the Connect 50 Advocacy Project, using consumer law in the NDIS, changes to SDA agreements, the National Redress Scheme, complaints through the newly opened Victorian branch of the NDIS quality

Defiant Lives on iView

The story of the rise and triumph of the disability rights movement, with exclusive interviews with elders (some now deceased) who have led the movement over the past five decades and rarely seen archival footage.

One in Five Podcast

This podcast explores some of the most complex issues facing people with disability today. In Australia, one in five people live with disability. The podcast gives voice to people with disability and asks about their experiences with employment, housing, the law, supporting families and early intervention. A range of experts including people with disability, researchers and people working in the sector talk about what we can do to improve the lives of people with disability. 

SDA Innovation Plan

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.

NDIS Planning Interim Report

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.

NDIS Quarterly report: 2019-20 Q1

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

State of the Disability Sector Report 2019

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

Mike’s Story: Housemates

This documentary addresses somebody with an intellectual disability living in their own home with the support of housemates. Mike has been living under this model for several years with the support of his parents Rosie and Kelvin, who also explain how the model works from a parent’s perspective and why they favour it over other models such as group homes. 

2018 Report on the operation of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities

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.