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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.

Engaging diverse audiences through inclusive communication benefits everyone

Opinion

Jen Sharpe, Thursday, 29th April 2021 -  It's smart business to know how to communicate to diverse audiences – it’s also great for social cohesion, write Jen Sharpe from Think HQ and Jessica Billimoria from CultureVerse.

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.

A pragmatic approach to demonstrating impact

Opinion

Ingrid Burkett, Tuesday, 16th March 2021 -  Six tips for starting an impact report for free, from Ingrid Burkett, Joanne McNeill and Matt Allen. 

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.
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