This report outlines the key findings of a research project on a cohort of 2,731 individuals in NSW whose mental health disorders and cognitive disability (MHDCD) diagnoses are known, who […]

Authors: Simpson, Jim

Various studies indicate that people with intellectual disability are highly represented in the criminal justice system and this appears particularly clear in the juvenile justice system. Offenders with intellectual disability […]


The Australian Government released a Progress Update on its consideration of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal Commission) final report. The […]


The Final Report was tabled by government in the Australian Parliament on 29 September 2023. The Royal Commission has made 222 recommendations on how to improve laws, policies, structures and […]


This first 2022 Annual Report (the Report) reflects on action to close the gap in Queensland and informs the next iteration of Queensland’s Closing the Gap Implementation Plan. The Report […]

This article draws together some of the major themes which emerged from an exploratory study of the issues facing Indigenous people who have a cognitive disability and come into contact […]

Authors: Calma, Tom

This report provides an investigation of early intervention and diversionary practices aimed at preventing offending behaviour in Indigenous young people with a cognitive disability and/or a mental health problem. Specifically, […]

Since 2011 the Indigenous Australians with Mental Health Disorder and Cognitive Disability (IAMHDCH) Project, based at the University of New South Wales, has been investigating the life course pathways of […]

Intellectual disability (ID), age and Aboriginal status have been independently implicated as risk factors for offending to varying degrees. This study examined the relationship between age, ID and the Indigenous […]

As a result of increased advocacy for justice reinvestment in recent years, the Australian Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee is conducting an Inquiry into the value of a justice reinvestment […]