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Queensland launches social enterprise strategy to double employment in the sector

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 18th September 2019 -  The Queensland government is injecting close to half a million dollars into the state’s social enterprise sector as part of a wide-ranging strategy aimed at creating more jobs for disadvantaged Queenslanders.  

Why employment can be a ‘pathway out of disadvantage’

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 11th September 2019 -  While some people dread coming into work every day, for Josh it helps motivate him to get out of bed in the morning.

Spotlight

The production house shaping the stories of the future

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 4th September 2019 -  Since 2009, Melbourne production house Youthworx has made over 500 films. It’s also fighting to get disadvantaged young people back on track, into work and give them a creative outlet through filmmaking and production, writes Maggie Coggan in this

‘Social enterprise is a verb. It is not a noun.’

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 4th September 2019 -  The aim of social enterprise is to build a social value marketplace, it is not another means of doing corporate social responsibility, says a global social enterprise expert.

Opinion

Is an ecosystem-based approach the future of funding social enterprise?

Jay Boolkin, Thursday, 22nd August 2019 -  It’s often discussed that funding the social enterprise ecosystem is important to help all social enterprises thrive – but what exactly is this ecosystem, and why and how should we fund it, ask Laura Reed and Jay Boolkin, in this article first pu

Victorian social enterprises get connected

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 22nd August 2019 -  Social enterprises across Victoria are getting connected with the launch of a statewide peer-to-peer network.

Social enterprise helping vulnerable Aussies find meaningful work

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 6th August 2019 -  Social enterprise is delivering better job opportunities for disadvantaged Australians than mainstream employment while also fixing gaps in government jobseeker programs, new research shows. 

Local business saves 85,000 single-use bowls

Contributor, Tuesday, 6th August 2019 -  Next time you eat takeaway food in Melbourne, enjoy your meal in a returnable stainless steel bowl designed by a local business that City of Melbourne supported with a small business grant. 

Analysis

Startup in the land of the Pegasus

Libby Ward-Christie, Wednesday, 24th July 2019 -  Social enterprise spans the boundaries of commercial and social-impact logics, but we still understand very little of what this means for startup support. Here Libby Ward-Christie shares one of the key insights from the Swinburne Social Startup Studi

Opinion

The (almost) united states of social enterprise

Jay Boolkin, Tuesday, 9th July 2019 -  Laura Reed and Jay Boolkin offer a state-by-state helicopter view of what’s happening in the social enterprise space.
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