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Australia’s welfare system locks single parent families into poverty

Luke Michael, Monday, 26th April 2021 -  “Being a single parent in Australia today really does create a risk of consigning you to a life of poverty”     Australia’s social security net is failing to keep vulnerable families

Vulnerability and resilience in the social sector: What we learnt through COVID-19

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. In supporting

Australia’s first social impact bond launches in SA after interstate success

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 1st February 2021 -  The Newpin bond is launching in its third location across the country  A successful program aiming to reunite parents with children in out-of-home care is expanding to South Australia,

Charities can reap the benefits of JobMaker

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 8th October 2020 -  The JobMaker hiring credit will be payable for up to 12 months and immediately available to employers who hire those on JobSeeker aged 16 to 35. At the centre of the federal budget is

Australia’s first social impact bond delivers for families and investors

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 7th October 2020 -  “It has been an important ‘proof of concept’, but more importantly has made a lasting impact on the lives of hundreds of vulnerable children and families.” Australia’s first social

Charities to struggle, even with JobKeeper

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 4th August 2020 -  JobKeeper will keep charities afloat in the short term, but is it enough?  Around 110,000 charity workers are at risk of becoming unemployed by September, with a further 70,000 potentially

Charities have a key role in the COVID recovery, but what if they aren’t there?

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 22nd July 2020 -  Experts say the unique business structure of charities makes it harder for them to rebound   Charities are in urgent need of tailored support that recognises their unique circumstances

‘Charities don’t want to be casualties of the COVID crisis’: NFPs facing a dire financial future

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 3rd June 2020 -  Analysis shows almost one in five Aussie charities could be at high risk of closing their doors within six months   More than 200,000 charity workers could lose their jobs if COVID-19

Synergis Fund raises millions for disability housing

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 5th May 2020 -  The fund is targeting $1 billion in investments over the next five years  A scalable investment fund looking to transform disability housing in Australia has secured $26.5 million

What people don’t talk about (but should) when they talk about mergers

Malcolm Garrow, Monday, 6th May 2019 -  Social sector mergers are a popular topic, but the tough conversations that come with them are less popular, writes Malcolm Garrow, executive director of SVA Consulting. The topic

HESTA Commits $40 Million to Australia’s Impact Investment Market

Luke Michael, Friday, 8th June 2018 -  A leading industry superannuation fund for the health and community services sector has committed $40 million to grow Australia’s impact investment market. HESTA announced on

First of A Kind Impact Investment Fund Raises More Than $10M as Market Continues to Grow

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 20th December 2017 -  Social Ventures Australia’s latest impact investment fund has raised more than $10 million and reached its first close sooner than expected, in what the experts say is evidence of
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