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Opinion

Is the Health and Human Services Sector a House of Cards?

Joe Short, Wednesday, 13th March 2019 -  Government agencies are increasingly procuring services from the same providers and this is creating risk across sectors. The health and human services sector is now delicately

Competition Failing to Deliver in Human Services, Report Says

Luke Michael, Thursday, 13th September 2018 -  The government has overestimated the benefits of increased competition in human services, which is largely failing to deliver better outcomes for people, a new report says. Researchers

Opinion

Some Tender Mercies, But Feds Fall Short of Full Support For Co-Ops

Melina Morrison, Wednesday, 4th April 2018 -  The federal government must act to unlock the power of social care co-ops and empower caring millennial entrepreneurs, writes Melina Morrison. Overseas experience has shown that

Productivity Commission Calls to Put People ‘At the Heart’ of Human Services

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 27th March 2018 -  A new Productivity Commission report has made a number of recommendations for reform in human services, hoping to put people “at the heart of service provision”. The Productivity

The Growth of the Hybrid Economy

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 6th December 2017 -  Experimentation with public service mutuals is in order and can deliver better human services, according to international expert Professor Sir Julian Le Grand who has been speaking

Sector Says Human Service Provision Needs Overhaul to Empower the Consumer

Rachel McFadden, Tuesday, 18th July 2017 -  A peak body for the community sector is calling for a “complete” overhaul of human services provision. In its submission on the “game-changing” draft report from the Productivity

Game Changing Report for Human Service Provision

Wendy Williams, Friday, 2nd June 2017 -  Recommendations made by the Productivity Commission into human services provision could prove to be a “game changer” according to the social sector. The Productivity Commission…

Report Points to Six Areas of Competition Reform for Human Services

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 22nd September 2016 -  Greater competition, contestability and informed user choice could improve outcomes in many, but not all, Australia human services, according to a preliminary report by the Productivity

Welfare Peak Concerned Competition Reform Will Impact Disadvantaged

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 11th August 2016 -  The Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) is concerned that competition reform in the human services sector will impact people experiencing poverty and inequality, as

Call for Submissions for Inquiry into Australia’s Human Services

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 14th July 2016 -  The Productivity Commission is calling for submissions for its public inquiry into Australia’s human services, to look at reforms around the principles of choice, competition

Opinion

To Compete or Not To Compete – Big Questions for the Sector

David Crosbie, Thursday, 14th July 2016 -  A new Productivity Commission inquiry into Australia’s provision of human services has major ramifications for the future of the charities and Not for Profit sector, writes David

Spotlight

Two Decades of Publishing Resourcefulness

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 10th September 2014 -  A bit of extra cash allowed a social enterprise, that has quietly churned out its operations for more than two decades, to revolutionise the human services sector without a cent of
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