Research reports

Lessons from the Disability Royal Commission

There are many lessons that have been learnt from the Disability Royal Commission. Inclusion Australian have added a new resource to their website, where you will find some of the things they have learnt to be true for people with an intellectual disability.

New reports on systemic advocacy insights and advocacy survey

The National Centre for Disability Advocacy (NCDA) has now published two significant reports that offer an overview of the state of disability advocacy around the country. The Advocacy Workforce Survey Report provides valuable insights into the demographics and challenges faced by individual workers in the advocacy sector. The Systemic Advocacy Insight Report highlights the systemic … Continued

Human cost of neglect highlighted in report

The distressing state of affairs for adults with disability and mental health issues in Victoria has been highlighted in the 2022-2023 Community Visitor Annual Report, presented in Parliament this month.

What has the NDIS Review said about home and living supports?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides a critical way for people with disability to access housing and living supports. The NDIS Review Final Report has made two recommendations to reform current housing and living support, with a stated aim of improving access for all people with disability.

Working together to deliver the NDIS

To support the final report NDIS Review have created a guide for people with disability and their families, which provides information on the topics that they understand matter most to you. In addition to this, there is supporting analysis provides detailed working information and evidence that informed the final report. They have also created fact … Continued

NDIS Quarterly Reports

Data outlined in the latest Quarterly Report highlights significant progress by participants, their families, carers and wider disability networks including participants experiencing increased choice and control, opportunities to participate and engage in their communities and workplaces, make friends and spend their time as they choose. It also outlines the partnership with First Peoples Disability Network to co-design a new First Nations Strategy and action plan that reflects the goals and hopes of First Nations people with disability. This is timely with 9.9% of new participants identifying as First Nations people this quarter

Restrictive practices: A pathway to elimination

The report describes restrictive practices as physical, chemical or environmental restraints and seclusion that are legally, socially or professionally sanctioned. The report also includes involuntary health treatment, guardianship, financial management, and any other non-consensual or coercive action against an individual’s will as a restrictive practice.  It concludes that restrictive practices are at odds with the human rights of people with disability. The report has an eight point plan to stop restrictive practices including…

Shine a Light: Understanding vulnerability at the intersection of disability and electricity services

Power outages put customers at risk, affecting their well-being and daily routines. This can lead to distress and challenges in self-care. While we know outages are inconvenient for all customers, they can affect customers managing disabilities in more serious ways. This report includes a number of recommendations for AusNet to reduce the identified risks amongst customers experiencing vulnerability. also included are three customer profile summaries, which offer a deeper understanding of the daily experiences of vulnerable customers.

Having a go: Making individualised living a reality

This home and living capacity building report is part of working to develop a new approach to home and living.  The research explores supports NDIS participants use to build their capacity to work towards their home and living goals. The report identifies 4 key areas for action that can help participants work towards achieving their home and living goals.

Parents with disability and their experiences of child protection systems

The report states that the combination of disability and risk is one of the most explicit forms of discrimination parents with disability face. This is magnified for First Nations parents with disability. The findings indicate that law, policy, practice and funding reforms are necessary for parents with disability to uphold their human rights and look after their children where practicable. Twenty-seven recommendations are made in the report.