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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:

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.

Emerging disability housing market meeting appetite for impact investment at scale

Hot Topic

Di Winkler, Monday, 14th December 2020 -  Dr Di Winkler and Dr Peter Mulherin explain the Specialist Disability Accommodation market and why disability housing is well placed to leverage the private capital available through impact investment.

Our investments should not drive the problems we ask grantees to solve

Analysis

Ellen Dorsey, Wednesday, 25th November 2020 -  Many foundations have realised that they do not need to sacrifice returns to multiply impact and as a result are deploying their investments as another tool in service of their mission, write Ellen Dorsey and Dan Chu.

Less than one quarter of Australian aid invested in children

Analysis

Mercy Chipo Jumo, Friday, 20th November 2020 -  How does Australia’s child-focused aid stack up against comparable countries? Dane Moores and Mercy Jumo share findings from the NextGen Aid Report Card, which was released to mark World Children's Day. 
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