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Community and Family Studies: People with a Disability

Year 12 CAFS

Finding Resources in Oliver

Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies.  Search the Bennies catalogue Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS...

Department of Social Services

DSS helps to support people with disability through programs and services and benefits and payments. DSS also helps to support Australians' mental health  Further support is provided through grants and funding for organisations delivering services for people with disability and people with mental illness.

Australian Human Rights Commision

This Issues Paper sets out the context for the National Inquiry into Employment and Disability. It includes some of the recently available statistics regarding the employment of people with disabilities in Australia.

People with Disability Australia

People with Disability Australia Incorporated (PWDA) is a national disability rights and advocacy organisation. Our primary membership is made up of people with disability and organisations primarily constituted by people with disability. We also have a large associate membership of other individuals and organisations committed to the disability rights movement.


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Living with a disability has its tough times... but lots of lighter moments too. We interviewed people all over the country to hear their insights; these frank and funny conversations reveal the truth about disability and today we bring you the best moments from that series.

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Status of People with a Disability in Australia.

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Will the National Disability Insurance Scheme revolutionise the state of the disabled in Australia?

Australian Network on Disability

Australian Government

Australian Government Support for People with a Disability

Australian Bureau of Statisics


Just under one in five people (4.2 million people or 18.5% of Australians) reported having a disability in 2012. A further 4.7 million people (21%) had a long-term health condition that did not restrict their everyday activities. The remaining 60% of the population had neither a disability or a long-term health condition. For those people with disability, 3.7 million (88%) had a specific limitation or restriction that meant they were limited in the core activities of self care, mobility or communication, or restricted in schooling or employment.