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Indigenous Australians and the National Disability Insurance Scheme

Al-Yaman, Fadwa; Gourley, Michelle; Gray, Matthew; Bray, Rob; Brady, Brendan; Pham, Le Anh; Williams, Emma; Montaigne, Maxine; Biddle, Nicholas

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The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is one of the major policy innovations of the early 21st century in Australia, representing a new way of delivering services to people with a disability and those who care for them. It has the potential to transform the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, giving them greater certainty and control over their lives. There is a higher incidence of disability in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population than in the Australian...[Show more]; The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is one of the major policy innovations of the early 21st century in Australia, representing a new way of delivering services to people with a disability and those who care for them. It has the potential to transform the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, giving them greater certainty and control over their lives. There is a higher incidence of disability in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population than in the Australian...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorAl-Yaman, Fadwa
dc.contributor.authorGourley, Michelle
dc.contributor.authorGray, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorBray, Rob
dc.contributor.authorBrady, Brendan
dc.contributor.authorPham, Le Anh
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Emma
dc.contributor.authorMontaigne, Maxine
dc.contributor.authorBiddle, Nicholas
dc.contributor.otherAustralian National University. Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-13T07:03:27Z
dc.date.available2018-09-13T07:03:27Z
dc.date.createdOct-14
dc.identifier.issn1036-6962
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/147449
dc.description.abstractThe National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is one of the major policy innovations of the early 21st century in Australia, representing a new way of delivering services to people with a disability and those who care for them. It has the potential to transform the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, giving them greater certainty and control over their lives. There is a higher incidence of disability in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population than in the Australian population more generally, so the NDIS is of particular relevance to Indigenous Australians. However, Indigenous Australians with a disability have a very distinct age, geographic and health profile, which differs from that of the equivalent non-Indigenous population. Furthermore, the conceptualisation of disability and care in many Indigenous communities, particularly in remote areas, may differ markedly in comparison to more settled parts of the country, and there is the added complexity of a unique history of interaction with government. In considering these issues in detail, this Research Monograph provides a resource for policy makers, researchers and service providers who are working in this important policy area. Its major conclusion is that the NDIS, if it is to be an effective policy for Indigenous Australians, needs to take into account their very particular needs and aspirations.
dc.description.abstractThe National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is one of the major policy innovations of the early 21st century in Australia, representing a new way of delivering services to people with a disability and those who care for them. It has the potential to transform the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, giving them greater certainty and control over their lives. There is a higher incidence of disability in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population than in the Australian population more generally, so the NDIS is of particular relevance to Indigenous Australians. However, Indigenous Australians with a disability have a very distinct age, geographic and health profile, which differs from that of the equivalent non-Indigenous population. Furthermore, the conceptualisation of disability and care in many Indigenous communities, particularly in remote areas, may differ markedly in comparison to more settled parts of the country, and there is the added complexity of a unique history of interaction with government. In considering these issues in detail, this Research Monograph provides a resource for policy makers, researchers and service providers who are working in this important policy area. Its major conclusion is that the NDIS, if it is to be an effective policy for Indigenous Australians, needs to take into account their very particular needs and aspirations.
dc.format.extent1 vol.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherANU Press
dc.publisherCentre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR), The Australian National University
dc.relation.ispartofseriesResearch Monograph (Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR), The Australian National University); No. 34
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.titleIndigenous Australians and the National Disability Insurance Scheme
dc.typeBook
local.publisher.urlhttp://press.anu.edu.au/
local.type.statusMetadata only
local.identifier.doi10.22459/CAEPR34.10.2014
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationCanberra, ACT, Australia
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access via publisher website
CollectionsANU Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)
ANU Press (1965-Present)

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