Resource Library

The Prevalence of Acquired Brain Injury among Victims and Perpetrators of Family Violence

This is the first evidence-based study of acquired brain injury and family violence in Australia., Completed in five months from July to December 2017, this research project identifies a strong association between brain injury and family violence, and significant gaps in service responses, ranging from lack of screening for brain injury through to inadequate opportunities for effective rehabilitation, recovery and support. 

NDIS Evaluation Consolidated Report

This report contains findings based on all data collections undertaken over the course of the evaluation, including surveys and interviews with NDIS participants, their families and carers, disability support providers, and other stakeholders. The NDIS was found to work best for participants and families who could “strongly advocate for themselves”, and left people with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities as well as older carers with health issues, at a disadvantage.

Positive Practice Framework for behaviour support practitioners in Victoria

The framework has recently been reviewed and updated in light of Victoria’s
transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and to ensure currency of references and practice. The updated framework reflects the Department of Health and Human Services’  (the department) commitment to ensuring that people with a disability access quality services that are both evidenced based and informed by contemporary approaches to service delivery.

Employable Me: the ABC’s brutally honest portrait of job hunting with a disability

Closing date: May 31, 2018

This 3 part series follows Australians with conditions such as autism, OCD and Tourette syndrome as they try to find employment. One of the core arguments of the documentary is that if the right care and consideration is invested into finding jobs for people with disabilities, there are enormous benefits for the employer.

Reforms to Human Services Inquiry report

The Commission has made recommendations on how to apply increased competition, contestability and informed user choice to the human services that were identified in the first stage study report to improve outcomes for users, and the community as a whole.

The Advocate – Summer edition March 2018

Quarterly newsletter with case studies on the application of discrimination law and other legislative updates that advocates should know about.

AccountABILITY Toolkit

This toolkit seeks to empower women with disabilities and organisations working on their behalf, to make use of available U.N. human rights mechanisms. Bringing the voices and experiences of women and girls with disabilities to the U.N. human rights system is essential to hold States accountable for their human rights obligations and to advance the … Continued

Reasonable and Necessary podcast series

This series of 5 podcasts aims to make sense of the NDIS. Join Dr George and his invited guests to discuss a range of topics covering all things NDIS including how the Act works, planning, housing under the NDIS, appeals and implementation.

NDIS Independent Pricing Review

McKinsey & Company were appointed to conduct the review. The Review assessed the NDIA’s pricing strategy and approach, as well as specific price settings for supports and services that are critical to the Scheme’s market stewardship role and the path to price deregulation.

 Every opportunity: Victorian economic participation plan for people with disability 2018-2020

Every opportunity is the Victorian Government’s three year plan to enhance the economic participation of people with disability in this state. Despite the state’s broader economic success, people with disability continue to face barriers and discrimination which leaves them significantly underrepresented in the workforce – and there has been very little change over the past 20 years.