Under the current National Disability Agreement (NDA) signed in November 2008, and the previous Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreements (CSTDA), governments have funded and pursued research that provides an evidence base for national policy and reform directions.
The majority of publications included on this page are from the Third CSTDA. As research reports from NDA research projects are completed and endorsed, they will be added to this page.
Core Equipment List
September 05 2011 4:55pm
The Core Equipment List has been developed in response to the National Disability Agreement (NDA) aids and equipment reform priority.The list outlines categories of aids and equipment that are currently available in all states and territories. Specific items provided under each sub-category may vary between states and territories and sub-category items which are available in some, but not all, jurisdictions have not been included on the list but will continue to be available locally.Access...
Framework for Early Intervention and Prevention, Lifelong Planning, and Increasing Independence and Social Participation Strategies
June 28 2011 10:36am
Under the NDA, all Governments agreed to concentrate initial efforts on ten identified priority areas to underpin the policy directions and achieve reforms in the disability service system. This Framework provides a conceptual structure to assist jurisdictions in addressing priority (f): Early Intervention and Prevention, Lifelong Planning and Increasing Independence and Social Participation Strategies. The NDA commits jurisdictions to develop an Early Intervention and Prevention...
National service planning and access improvement framework
June 28 2011 10:23am
Forward Work Plan Strategic Direction 1: Children with Disability have the Best Start in Life
June 28 2011 10:09am
The National Disability Agreement (NDA) forward work plan outlines six broad strategic directions that need to be pursued to transform the service system into a sustainable, equitable and effective system that can meet future challenges. The strategic directions aim to strengthen connections with mainstream services and community life, which is a key focus of the NDA and the proposed National Disability Strategy. This paper examines the first NDA strategic direction: Children with a disability...
Building Culturally Secure Services for Indigenous Australians with a Disability
March 22 2011 3:42pm
Prepared by Swinburne University of Technology TAFE Division, Indigenous Programs for DPRWG in June 2007. Disability is a significant issue affecting Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The prevalence of disability is now better understood, the most reliable data indicating that the proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged over 18 years who have a profound or severe core activity limitation is approximately 2.4 times that of non-Aboriginal and...