The impact of public policy on support services for indigenous families with children with special education needs

Trimmer, Karen and Dixon, Roselyn (2017) The impact of public policy on support services for indigenous families with children with special education needs. The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education. pp. 1-8. ISSN 1326-0111

Abstract

In Australia and Europe, government agencies and not-for-profit organisations (NFPOs) have had long involvement in the funding and provision of community disability services. Significant change has occurred in Australia over the past two decades in the way government funds are expended, with marketplace mechanisms increasingly being used. As a consequence of economic and governance imperatives, funding of services via NFPOs has changed significantly with a move away from the provision of grants to the contracting of these organisations for the provision of services. In 2013, a new national policy, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), was introduced that has impacts for the provision of disability services for children and their families. In particular, Indigenous families are likely to experience barriers in accessing services. This paper reviews the impact of international changes in policy and associated funding models and considers the impacts and research implications of Australia's initial experience of implementation of the NDIS.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2017 22:39
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2018 02:06
Uncontrolled Keywords: disability; indigenous; service provision; not-for-profit organisation; funding; culturally appropriate
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160508 Health Policy
16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160510 Public Policy
16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160501 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920303 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health System Performance (incl. Effectiveness of Interventions)
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1017/jie.2017.17
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/32651

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