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'Reasonable and necessary' care: the challenge of operationalising the NDIS policy principle in allocating disability care in Australia

Disability reform in Australia centres on a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which aims to provide lifelong, individualised support based on the principle of 'reasonable and necessary'...

"No-man's-land" between Occupational Health and Safety Legislation and the Disability Service Sector

The aim of this paper is to draw attention to a significant and growing tension that exists between the application of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) legislation and the obligations of disability service providers under disability legislation and funding agreements with governments.

A 'no-fault' cerebral palsy pension scheme would benefit all Australians

This article seeks to explore a ‘no-fault’ cerebral palsy pension scheme.

A critique of the productivity commission's cost-benefit analysis in the 'disability care and support' report

In its 2011 NDIS report, the Productivity Commission rationalises its policy recommendation by means of a cost-benefit analysis, claiming that 'the benefits of the [National Disability Insurance]...

A Profile of Respite Service Providers in New South Wales

This study examined the profile of respite services in the Australian state of New South Wales and explored respite providers’ views of the factors influencing respite use, and their expectations of respite services, including delivery.

Accountability in Public Service Quasi-markets: The Case of the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme

Australia's National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) represents the latest in a worldwide shift towards individualised funding models for the delivery of care services. However, market-based...

Action Research final project report

This toolkit provides resources for practitioners wanting to use action research in the ongoing improvement of service delivery, sometimes in partnership with other providers.

Analysing Choice in Australian Individual Funding Disability Policies

The Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will allocate funding packages to people with disability who are assessed as needing paid support. The NDIS is an example of individual...

Assessment of acquired brain injury in Aboriginal

This project aimed to develop best practice guidelines for engagement and assessment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons with acquired brain injury and their communities.

Audit of Disability Research in Australia

The Audit of Disability Research provides a comprehensive picture of the state of disability research in Australia in 2014.

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Research to Action Guides

  • A Guide for disability practitioners, schools, employers and young people looking to make the transition from school to employment in Australia....
  • The Culturally Proficient Service Delivery Research to Action Guide has been developed to assist in the provision of accessible, appropriate and effective disab...