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Younger people in aged care is a problem: will the government keep its stated commitment?

Di Winkler, Wednesday, 4th May 2022 -  Warehousing people with disability under 65 in nursing homes that are not resourced to meet their needs is a waste of human potential, argue Di Winkler and Peter Mulherin. Australia

Where has the S in ESG gone?

Rebecca Thomas, Tuesday, 5th April 2022 -  There is plenty of demand for social investment in Australia. The challenges lie in supply and scalability, argues Rebecca Thomas.  The headline-grabbing offer from Atlassian

Where is the investment in meeting people’s needs?

Dr Tessa Boyd-Caine, Monday, 4th April 2022 -  Dr Tessa Boyd-Caine responds to the federal budget, asking if the reality of recent, successive crises is not enough, how can the people affected by them influence political decision-making?

Why is sexual harassment in politics so endemic and how do I navigate it?

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 1st March 2021 -  Neil Pharaoh considers how centralised power, isolation from reality and the creation of a political class have created an environment of harassment in politics, and impacted wider

Concerns Over Restructure to Social Policy

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 14th November 2018 -  Labor’s promise of an overhaul to social policy making through an evaluator general has been welcomed by the sector, but some say it could be costly and not effective for programs across

Academic Warns of Australia’s Disappearing NFP Sector

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 14th August 2014 -  Australia’s Not for Profit sector risks disappearing and becoming just another rival business in a privatised service market under the current Federal and State Government…


Social Enterprise Gets Political

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 21st August 2013 -  In this week’s Spotlight on Social Enterprise, political passion in post-apartheid South Africa has inspired a young Melbourne social entrepreneur to engage the ‘disengaged’…

Chair Announced for New Domestic and Sexual Violence Centre

Staff Reporter, Friday, 15th February 2013 -  Leading expert in women’s social policy, Professor Anne Edwards, has been announced as the chair of a new National Centre of Excellence established to help reduce domestic,…


‘Momentum building’ for social impact bonds in Canada

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 12th April 2012 -  Three weeks ago I wrote a blog on the growing interest in social finance in Canada. I noted that the Canadian government led by Stephen Harper seemed to be foreshadowing its willingness…


Beyond Prison Walls: The Growing Influence of Social Impact Bonds in England

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 3rd April 2012 -  Why is it that whilst I struggle unsuccessfully to remember the variety of electronic passwords that bedevil my life, I have total recall of the most inconsequential trivia from 40…

Australian Greens Respond to Social Policy Manifesto

Staff Reporter, Friday, 13th August 2010 -  One week out from the Federal Election, the Australian Greens deliver a detailed response to the Not for Profit Sector's Social Policy Manifesto. The response follows the release…

NFP Sector Demands Action on Social Policy Reform

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 5th August 2010 -  In a wake up call to Australia's political leaders, the Not for Profit sector is demanding that the major political parties commit to regulatory and funding reform as part of the…
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