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Lina Caneva has been a journalist for more than 35 years. She was the editor of Pro Bono Australia News from when it was founded in 2000 until 2018.

Articles:

NFPs and risk: New frontiers

Opinion

Anand Kulkarni, Monday, 21st June 2021 -  Dr Anand Kulkarni and Lea Corbett from Map consulting group consider why the best approach to risk management is through an opportunity focus.

Four opportunities for the for-purpose sector – Reflections on seven years in Europe

Opinion

Tara Anderson, Wednesday, 9th June 2021 -  Dr Andrew Curtis and Tara Anderson share what they have learnt from seven years in Europe and a year back in Australia about the opportunities for the for-purpose sector.

Backgrounds and bonuses: What do we know about not-for-profit leaders?

Analysis

Tracy Qu, Tuesday, 1st June 2021 -  Dr Alexandra Williamson and Dr Tracy Qu explain what the 2021 Salary Survey tells us about the experiences and education that not-for-profit leaders bring to their roles, and whether their experience and qualifications are reflected in their salaries. 

Accessibility becomes the new standard

Opinion

Di Winkler, Wednesday, 5th May 2021 -  Australia’s building ministers have decided to include accessible design features in the National Construction Code. Di Winkler and Peter Mulherin look at what that means.

Only accessible housing will meet the needs of an ageing population

Opinion

Di Winkler, Wednesday, 28th April 2021 -  This Friday, Australia’s Building Ministers will choose whether accessibility standards will be voluntary or mandatory in the 2022 National Construction Code. Di Winkler and Peter Mulherin explain why mandatory standards will future-proof Australia’s housing for coming generations.

Vulnerability and resilience in the social sector: What we learnt through COVID-19

Analysis

Sam Thorp, Wednesday, 31st March 2021 -  Supporting social purpose organisations through 2020 taught the Paul Ramsay Foundation and SVA key lessons about what leads to vulnerability or resilience in a crisis.

It’s time to re-think the marketisation of human services

Opinion

Tom McClean, Tuesday, 16th March 2021 -  For the last 30 years there has been a bi-partisan belief in the virtue of markets as a force for good for people. But there is now strong evidence to suggest such a wholesale approach is flawed, write Doug Taylor and Dr Tom McClean.

Landmark Victorian Inquiry into Homelessness report: What’s in it for young people?

Hot Topic

David Mackenzie, Friday, 5th March 2021 -  The Victorian Inquiry into Homelessness report was submitted to Parliament with over 50 recommendations. Associate Professor David Mackenzie and Dr Tammy Hand, who head up the Upstream Project and are co-creators of the COSS model, highlight their key takeaways.

Time to future proof Australian housing

Opinion

Di Winkler, Tuesday, 23rd February 2021 -  Only a mandatory approach to accessibility standards will future-proof Australia’s housing for coming generations, and cater to the demands of an ageing population, write Dr Di Winkler and Dr Peter Mulherin outlining the Building Better Homes Campaign.

Anchor institutions as place-based economic drivers

Opinion

Ingrid Burkett, Tuesday, 9th February 2021 -  Joanne McNeill, Cathy Boorman and Ingrid Burkett offer a provocation on the once-in-a-generation opportunity that institutions have to shape a just and sustainable future.

Australians in poverty need a bounce-forward recovery

Opinion

Kate Harrison Brennan, Wednesday, 20th January 2021 -  The economic recovery risks leaving many Australians behind. But it doesn’t have to be this way, write Dr Kate Harrison Brennan and Dr Jeni Whalan, issuing a call to action for the nation’s leaders.

Specialist disability accommodation – Pipeline of supply

Analysis

Di Winkler, Thursday, 14th January 2021 -  People with high or complex disability support needs have traditionally had extremely limited options when it comes to finding somewhere to live. The growing specialist disability accommodation market is beginning to change that, write Dr Di Winkler and Alecia Rathbone.
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