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Provision of services under the NDIS for people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition

The final report tables 24 recommendations to better meet the needs of people with psychosocial disability, their families and carers under the NDIS. These recommendations not only relate to Scheme design and processes (to be considered by the NDIA), but also to how state and federal governments must address the needs of people not eligible for the Scheme.

Investigation into Victorian government school expulsions

Every year several hundred children are expelled from government schools. While this is a tiny fraction of the number of children in those schools, the impact of expulsion on the child, their family, and potentially, the wider community cannot be overstated. A disproportionate number of expelled children have a disability, are in out of home care, or identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. 

NDIS Price Guide 2017-18

The updated NDIS Price Guide for 2017-18 is now available on the NDIS website and is effective from 1 July 2017.  Details are provided on what changes have been made to this updated Guide.

Review of the National Advocacy Program – Consultation Report

This report summarises the responses received to the Discussion Paper, meetings with stakeholders by phone, in small groups and in large forums, and relevant research and review findings. It describes the themes and strategies identified, and provides some clarification of aspects of disability advocacy. 

How attitudes disable

Rethinking our assumptions about people with impairments is a critical step towards more inclusiveness Social epidemiologist Professor Eric Emerson argues that “disability” and “being disabled” really refer to the effects of social and economic marginalisation of people with certain types of physical or mental impairments, and not the personal impact of the impairments themselves.

Australian Digital Inclusion Index

This report reveals that although online participation is increasing across Australia, gaps continue to exist- and widen- between those who are digitally “included” and “excluded”. The report found that Australians with low levels of income, education and employment are less digitally included – as well as Indigenous Australians and people with a disability.

Blindness No barrier Podcast

A nine part series of interviews covering the remarkable life of David Blyth, with a particular focus on his role in developing advocacy services for people who are blind and vision impaired.

Speaking Up About Abuse

This Easy English brochure has been created to assist with recognising violence and abuse and provides steps for reporting abuse and who to contact for advice and assistance.

Reasonable, necessary and valued: Pricing disability services for quality support and decent jobs

This research is concerned with prospects for quality services and decent jobs under Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Specifically, it examined how the prices set by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) are affecting disability support workers, enabling employers of disability support workers to meet their industrial obligations, and supporting development of a skilled, high-quality, and decently remunerated disability support workforce.