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Xavier Smerdon is a journalist specialising in the Not for Profit sector. He writes breaking and investigative news articles.


Social Impact Films To Face the Music

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 7th October 2014 -  Seven Australian documentaries will be presented at the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday as part of an international forum linking Australian donors with social impact films.

Homophobia Leading to Mental Health and Alcohol Abuse Issues

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 7th October 2014 -  Homophobia and inadequate social support are contributing to high rates of mental health problems and alcohol use among lesbian and bisexual women, a University of Melbourne study has found.

Video As Effective Social Impact Measurement

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 7th October 2014 -  Telling Not for Profit stories of change through the use of video delivers a dynamic message and can be crucial for effective social impact measurement, writes Marcelo Zerwes, a social impact evaluator with the ZOOiD consultancy.

Labor Reveals $1 Billion Jobs Plan

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 7th October 2014 -  The Victorian Opposition has announced that it will launch a $1 billion fund to create 100,000 full time jobs for unemployed youth and the long-term unemployed if it wins November’s State Election.
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