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ERIC Number: EJ964995
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1366-8250
Changes in Australian Disability Service Use by Selected Primary Disability Groups 2003-2010
Dempsey, Ian
Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, v37 n2 p155-157 Jun 2012
For the last two decades, the Australian Federal Government has taken responsibility for funding disability employment services, and the states and territories are responsible for accommodation, respite, and community access services (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2004-2011). Replacing the existing Commonwealth State Territory Disability Agreement in 2009, the National Disability Agreement (NDA) offers a framework for providing government funding support to people with a disability in Australia (Australian Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, 2011a). Notionally, the NDA commits all state and territory jurisdictions to enhancing independence and participation of people with a disability, along with support for their families and carers. A range of accountability measures, which address mostly service procedure rather than individual outcome, are embedded in the NDA (Australian Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, 2011b, 2011c). In 2009-2010, 295,024 people used NDA-funded services (1.3% of the Australian population in 2010; Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2011), which accounted for AUD$5.8 billion of federal and state government expenditure (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2004-2011). This paper reports changes in the proportion of selected disability groups using Australian disability services in the period 2003-2010. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia