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  1. Podcast21 December 2017 - The Policy Shop

    Taking the pulse of the NDIS

    The University of Melbourne's Policy Shop considers the history of the NDIS and how the rollout is going so far, with former chair of the NDIA Bruce Bonyhady.

  2. 20 December 2017 - Public Affairs

    Measuring the value of Australian volunteers

    Volunteering is facing uncertainty, but University of Melbourne experts are set to measure the value of volunteers working with people with disabilities.

  3. 18 October 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Retraining the underdogs

    People with younger onset dementia are finding assistance dogs are improving their quality life, in a trial being run by the University of Melbourne.

  4. 28 September 2017 - Humanities

    Information accessibility and the right to know

    University of Melbourne research investigates guidelines on information accessibility and particularly how those with a disability can make informed decisions.

  5. 7 September 2017 - Legal Affairs

    Unfit to plead: Imprisoned without conviction

    A two-year University of Melbourne project has identified that early support can reduce incidences of 'unfit to plead' cases in our criminal justice system.

  6. Podcast31 August 2017 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Discrimination in the classroom

    Dr Shiralee Poed discusses improving teaching for children with disabilities, the My School website and why all students deserve to go to their local school.

  7. 18 August 2017 - Legal Affairs

    Restoring voice to people with cognitive disability

    People with cognitive disability are frequently denied the right to decision-making, but this needs to change, says a University of Melbourne legal expert.

  8. Podcast28 July 2017 - Up Close

    How attitudes disable

    Social epidemiologist Eric Emerson argues we've yet to grasp how disability arises not from impairment but from the interaction between health and our society.

  9. 27 June 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Fighting for disabled people’s health

    The new Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health, based at the University of Melbourne, aims to improve the poor health of people with disability.

  10. 23 May 2017 - Public Affairs

    Can the NDIS deliver?

    A University of Melbourne report evaluates the progress of the NDIS so far, suggesting it may inadvertently exacerbate the inequities it was designed to solve.