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Knowledge is a powerful thing. Research and reports about living with disability from Australia and beyond.

Research and reports 6 July 2015
Action needed for young people with disability in aged care

A senate inquiry into young people with disability living in residential aged care has called for urgent action from governments at all levels to address the issue.

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Research and reports 19 June 2015
New report: who’s using the NDA?

An estimated 321,531 people used disability support services under the National Disability Agreement (NDA) in 2013-14 — a 9% increase since 2009–10, and a 3% increase since 2012–13, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

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Research and reports 5 June 2015
New national housing snapshot

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released a new snapshot of the community and social housing sector. It shows that 46% of public rental housing allocations that were classified as in greatest need spent more than 2 years on a waiting list.

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Research and reports 5 June 2015
NDIS June 2015 progress report

More than 13,000 people with disability now have approved plans under the National Disability Insurance Scheme – transforming their lives and driving their own futures.

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Research and reports 30 April 2015
Anglicare rental snapshot highlights massive housing shortage

A new report released today by Anglicare highlights the lack of affordable housing for low-income earners and people receiving income support such as on the Disability Support Pension.

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Research and reports 27 April 2015
Improving recognition of carers’ skills

The Commonwealth Department of Social Services (DSS) commissioned the Improving Recognition of Carers’ Skills Literature Review in 2014, which focused on recognising:

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Research and reports 27 April 2015
Supported Decision-Making for People with Cognitive Impairments: An Australian Perspective?

A research paper on Australian and overseas law reform and policy initiatives to tackle challenges posed by special programs.

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Research and reports 5 February 2015
‘We want to work’ says ‘Living on the Disability Support Pension’ report

A new report has been released which illustrates just how hard it can be for people with disability to break into the workforce and get meaningful jobs. It shows that many people with disability are forced to do voluntary or unpaid work instead.

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Research and reports 30 January 2015
Report finds current system fails people with disabilities

The 2015 Report on Government Services was released this week and it shows just how few eligible people have been able to access the support they needed through the current disability support system.

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Research and reports 5 December 2014
NDIS September 2014 progress report

The latest results are in from the NDIS trial sites and the news is good.

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