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Indigenous Australians and the National Disability Insurance Scheme

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

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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]

dc.contributor.authorBiddle, Nicholas
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.otherAustralian National University. Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T22:21:34Z
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-9250-2189-9
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/20106
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.extent176 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherANU Press
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMonograph (Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR), The Australian National University); No. 34
dc.relation.isversionof1st Edition
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.source.urihttp://press.anu.edu.au/?p=298291
dc.titleIndigenous Australians and the National Disability Insurance Scheme
dc.typeBook
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
dc.date.issued2014
local.identifier.absfor111703 - Care for Disabled
local.identifier.absfor111701 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
local.identifier.ariespublicationu3700390xPUB11
local.publisher.urlhttp://press.anu.edu.au/
local.type.statusMetadata only
local.contributor.affiliationBiddle, Nicholas, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationAl-Yaman, Fadwa, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
local.contributor.affiliationGourley, Michelle, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
local.contributor.affiliationGray, Matthew, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationBray, Jonathan (J Rob), College of Business and Economics, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationBrady, Brendan, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
local.contributor.affiliationPham, Le Anh, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
local.contributor.affiliationWilliams, Emma, Charles Darwin University
local.contributor.affiliationMontaigne, Maxine, London School of Economics
local.identifier.doi10.22459/CAEPR34.10.2014
local.identifier.absseo920302 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health Status and Outcomes
dc.date.updated2015-12-07T08:59:05Z
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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