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Lina Caneva has been a journalist for more than 35 years, and Editor of Pro Bono Australia News since it was founded in 2000.

Articles:

Queensland Launches First Social Benefit Bond

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 27th April 2017 -  Social Ventures Australia (SVA) has launched Queensland’s first social impact bond, seeking private capital to address social issues around out-of-home care in a spin-off of to the successful NSW Newpin bond.

Victoria Looks to Divest Disability Services as Part of NDIS Rollout

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 27th April 2017 -  The Victorian government is looking to divest a number of disability services to the non-government sector in the next step of the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Australia a Leading Example of Shared Value Business Concept

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 27th April 2017 -  The US-based co-founder of the shared value business concept, Mark Kramer says he is hugely impressed with the progress Australian companies have made since he first explored the model here five years ago.

Aussie Farmers Rural Hero Grant Program Opens

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 27th April 2017 -  The Aussie Farmers Foundation is offering up to $50,000 for a winning idea that makes a difference to Australian rural and regional communities in need.

Study Into Resilience of Social Enterprises – Challenges and Opportunities

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 27th April 2017 -  The availability and access to suitable financial resources and the need for clear policy leadership around social enterprises entering or operating in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) were two of the most pressing issues facing Australia’s start-up entrepreneurs, according to a new report.

NFP Six-Point National Housing Affordability Plan

Budget

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 26th April 2017 -  Peak bodies ACOSS and National Shelter have urged the federal government not to shirk its responsibility to address the housing affordability crisis in the federal budget – releasing a six-point plan to address the issue.

Review of Consumer Law Sees Charity Sector ‘Fobbed Off’

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 26th April 2017 -  A coalition of not-for-profit organisations under the #fixfundraising banner says the charity sector has been “fobbed off” and relegated to third position in any future reform priorities with the release of the long-awaited review of Australian consumer law (ACL).

Government Reversal on Cuts to Community Legal Centres

Budget

Lina Caneva, Monday, 24th April 2017 -  The federal government is to reverse its controversial funding cuts to Community Legal Centres (CLCs) in the upcoming budget – a move the community legal sector has described as a “huge relief”.

Online Tool to Measure Value of CSR and NFP Work

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 20th April 2017 -  The way Australian businesses measure the impact of their CSR strategies and charities measure their social outcomes will have a broader focus in 2017 with the launch of the Australian Social Value Bank (ASVB) online tool.

Fairtrade Brands Secure Top Spot In Ethical Fashion Report

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 20th April 2017 -  Australian Fairtrade brands have received top marks when it comes to protecting the rights of farmers and workers, according to a new report.

Global Integrated Reporting Still Has Room for Improvement

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 20th April 2017 -  The adoption of integrated reporting, or IR, by corporates can be challenging but generates tangible organisational, reputational and commercial benefits, according to a new analysis.

Older Refugees Have Most To Lose From Citizenship Changes

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 20th April 2017 -  People brought to Australia under the federal government’s refugee resettlement program have the most to lose from planned changes to the citizenship process, according to the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA).
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