SDA Rule Released: The final source of truth — Disability Services Consulting

Extract from an article by Luke Bo’sher After much deliberation by governments, the NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation Rule has been made public. It is fitting that despite long wait, the NDIS’ rule on SDA should be released this week. This week marks almost 3 years to the day that Bruce Bonyhady spoke to a packed audience in … [Read More] SDA Rule Released: The final source of truth — Disability Services Consulting

Tensions and Contradictions in Australian Social Policy Reform: Compulsory Income Management and the National Disability Insurance Scheme – Australian Journal of Social Issues

ABSTRACT This paper explores contemporary contradictions and tensions in Australian social policy principles and governmental practices that are being used to drive behavioural change, such a compulsory income management. By means of compulsory income management the Australian Government determines how certain categories of income support recipients can spend their payments through the practice of quarantining a proportion of that payment. In … [Read More] Tensions and Contradictions in Australian Social Policy Reform: Compulsory Income Management and the National Disability Insurance Scheme – Australian Journal of Social Issues

Telling Your Story: An evaluation of the Community Inclusion Initiative – Southern Cross University

National Disability Services (NDS) commissioned Southern Cross University to conduct a qualitative action-learning evaluation of the Community Inclusion Initiative (CII). The CII involved the selection of 11 disability day service organisations across Australia. Each were working with up to 5 participants with disability and their families to co-design new supports which increase their sense of … [Read More] Telling Your Story: An evaluation of the Community Inclusion Initiative – Southern Cross University

Social Policy ‘Generosity’ at a Time of Fiscal Austerity: The strange case of Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme – Critical Social Policy

ABSTRACT In a climate of fiscal austerity, Australia’s neo-liberal government is continuing to fund and implement an expensive National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). This article presents a demographic, funding and policy context for the introduction of the NDIS. Its success, we argue, must be situated in the context of development of a post-industrial workforce, and … [Read More] Social Policy ‘Generosity’ at a Time of Fiscal Austerity: The strange case of Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme – Critical Social Policy

Lets get the right plan for Victorians with disability – Victorian Council of Social Service

Extract from an article by Carly Nowell, VCOSS Policy Advisor Here are a few things people living with disability desperately need: better infrastructure and reduced barriers to education, commerce, housing and mainstream government services. And here are a few things they certainly don’t need: lofty goals, aspirational targets and promises not backed up by action. Words, words … [Read More] Lets get the right plan for Victorians with disability – Victorian Council of Social Service

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