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Listen, learn, build, deliver? Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander policy in the National Disability Insurance Scheme

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posted on 2019-09-01, 00:00 authored by T Gordon, Angela DewAngela Dew, L Dowse
Despite an increased focus in recent years on Aboriginal people with disability within disability studies and advocacy, limited attention has been paid to Aboriginal people in Australian disability services policy. This article examines the consultation with Aboriginal organisations for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), a new disability policy personalising care through individual service funding packages. The article interrogates how, and to what extent, the government has sought and incorporated the views of Aboriginal people with disability into NDIS policy. Using thematic content analysis, governmental NDIS-related documents are compared with Aboriginal organisation submissions and public hearing transcripts, to identify tensions in perspectives regarding Aboriginal peoples' participation in the NDIS. The article concludes that governmental responsiveness to Aboriginal organisations in the NDIS operates from predetermined constructions of Aboriginality and disability.

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Journal

Australian journal of social issues

Volume

54

Pagination

224-244

Location

Chichester, Eng.

ISSN

0157-6321

eISSN

1839-4655

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2019, Australian Social Policy Association

Issue

3

Publisher

Wiley

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