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Centre for People, Organisations and Work 2016 Seminar Series:
The shaping of work and working conditions for disability support and care workers under the multiple logics of the NDIS market.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) ‘personalises’ disability support and care and introduces a new market for disability support and care services. These changes are expected to have significant implications for the highly feminised and low-paid direct disability support and care workforce.
Fiona Macdonald examines developments in the new NDIS market, including the emergence of new service providers and business models and new ways of organising work. She identifies multiple, often conflicting, institutional logics driving changes in the organisation of work, working arrangements and work conditions of disability support and care workers under the NDIS. She argues that, while there is potential for innovation in the market to support good quality jobs and high quality disability care and support services, developments to date suggest considerable fragmentation of direct care and support jobs.
Senior Research Fellow, RMIT University
Fiona Macdonald is a Vice-Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow with the School of Management and the Centre for People, Organisations and Work at RMIT University. Fiona's research is concerned with the restructuring of work and consequences for economic and social (in)equalities.
She was recently awarded an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) to study the workforce challenges under cash-for care models of social care, through a case study of Australia's NDIS in international comparison.