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Disability, employment and inequity: it's time to do more than the bare minimum

Solutions to improve working conditions for all Australians, irrespective of their disability status.

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Findings from our National Community Attitudes Survey

The project team presented at the national workshop on attitudes in Melbourne on 28 June

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The Disability Pay Gap

George Disney leads a data visualisation project comparing the average earnings for people with a disability to those without

What needs to happen to get the NDIS back on track

Helen Dickinson in The Conversation

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Advocating for Accessibility Podcast

Jerome Rachele discusses how cities like Melbourne can be more inclusive

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Allison Milner Early Career Fellowship

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Aboriginal voices and the disability Royal Commission

John Gilroy in The Conversation, 27 May 2019

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Why housing is a major public health issue for people with disabilities

Zoe Aitken in Pursuit on 13 May 2019

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Panel discussion: Zoe Aitken, Rebecca Bentley, Joseph Connellan, Oliver Hunter

Precariously placed: Housing, Health and Disability, 13 May 2019

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Inclusive City of Melbourne - Report Launch

How can Melbourne be more inclusive?

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Changing the story on disability and unemployment

Allison Milner on Radio National – Life Matters, April 2019

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Communicating our research

A summary of our media activity from 2017-2019.

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Are we taking care of our carers?

Allison Milner’s new study on the mental health of aged care and disability support workers, in Pursuit March 2019

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Is life improving for people with disabilities?

Eric Emerson, Nicola Fortune & George Disney write in Pursuit, February 2019

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Where are the policy gaps?

Our experts outline the key policy issues for people with disabilities

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George Julian and Chris Hatton - Podcast

Intellectual disabilities and the fight for justice on Eavesdrop on Experts, Nov 2018

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A public health perspective on disability

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A summary of the inclusive Melbourne study

Jerome Rachele and Celia Green on the success of the project

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Policy and Public Management

A new textbook by Helen Dickinson and Gemma Carey

Best Publication Award 2018

Zoe Aitken received the award for her disability and mental health paper in the IJE.

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Congratulations to Helen Dickinson on her Promotion to Professor

Associate Professor Helen Dickinson

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Community Attitudes towards Disability: Findings from our National Survey

Interview with Anne Kavanagh and Vas Kasidis for Croakey

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Market Stewardship: What interventions can officials make?

Gemma Carey in The Mandarin


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Event: What does it mean to have choice and control?

Tom Shakespeare & Sue Salthouse at Sydney Ideas, July 2018

New Course: Introduction to the NDIS at RMIT

Designed for support workers, teachers, educators, youth workers, counsellors, nurses, health care and HR professionals.


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Event: Tom Shakespeare on 'Empowering people with disabilities without exploiting support workers'

Free public lecture in Melbourne, 12 July 2018

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Why all jobs aren't equal

Allison Milner and Stefanie Dimov discuss the issue of job quality in Pursuit, February 2017

Addressing disadvantage through the workplace

Anne Kavanagh in The Conversation, December 2017



Disability, Discrimination and Health

Lauren Krnjacki and Anne Kavanagh in Croakey

Taking the pulse of the NDIS

Helen Dickinson and Bruce Bonyhady on The Policy Shop Podcast

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Unemployed Australians with disability face high levels of discrimination

Lauren Krnjacki and Anne Kavanagh in Pro Bono, November 2017 

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The issue of equity vs efficiency in the NDIS

Gemma Carey in Pro Bono News, November 2017

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Highlights from our Launch, June 2017

Watch Emily Dash, Carly Findlay and Alastair McEwin discuss what health and well-being means to them

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How Attitudes Disable: Podcast

Eric Emerson interviewed on Up Close, June 2017

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NDIS hiccups are expected, as with any large-scale social reform

Helen Dickinson in The Conversation


Ministerial appointment to NDIS Independent Advisory Council

Professor Anne Kavanagh has been appointed to the NDIS Independent Advisory Council.


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Meet our Partner Advisory Group

Keran Howe, Ngila Bevan, Mark Cooper-Stanbury, Justine Boland, Angela Healy

Professor Tom Shakespeare in Australia

Recap on his talks, media appearances and interviews from July 2018

Congratulations Hannah Badland

Thinker in Residence at the Australian Health Promotion Association 2018.


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