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Philanthropic Donation Looks To Emerging Field of ‘Personalised Medicine’

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 18th October 2017 -  A $5.5 million philanthropic donation towards genetic testing for blood cancer patients has been described as advancing Australia’s global leadership in the emerging field of…

Civil Voices Survey Takes the Temperature of Not for Profit Advocacy

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 17th August 2017 -  Social sector leaders in Australia are being called on to speak out about the ability of their organisations to advocate on matters of public interest, as part of a nationwide survey

Charity and University Partner to Improve Indigenous Health Outcomes

Rachel McFadden, Monday, 7th August 2017 -  One of Australia’s leading charities and a leading university have teamed up to deliver a unique international model designed to improve health and wellbeing in Aboriginals

Centre to Investigate Health Outcomes for People with Disability

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 28th June 2017 -  A world-first centre led by the University of Melbourne will address the health and wellbeing of working-age Australians with disabilities. The Centre of Research Excellence in

NDIS Not Focused on Inequities

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 25th May 2017 -  The National Disability Insurance Scheme is not living up to expectations and may even be exacerbating the inequities it was designed to solve, according to a new report. Choice,

Real Cost to Cover Informal Care of Family with Mental Illness

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 23rd March 2017 -  The cost of a “hidden mental health workforce” is more than the cost of all mental health services in Australia, according to new research. A new study has for the first time placed a…

Last-Resort Housing for Homeless More Cost Effective

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 16th March 2017 -  It’s cheaper to provide last-resort housing to homeless people than to leave them sleeping rough, a landmark Australian report has found. Each bed provided by governments provides…

Early Career Researchers Receive $2.4M Fellowship

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 16th February 2017 -  The five “best and brightest” early career researchers in Australia have been given a multi-million dollar boost to undertake groundbreaking research. The Westpac Bicentennial

Study Highlights Cost of Ignoring Older Workers

Wendy Williams, Monday, 16th January 2017 -  Australian employers are failing to support and engage older workers which is costing them, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of South Australia and the University

Potter Foundation $4M Gift to Melbourne Music

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 13th December 2016 -  The Ian Potter Foundation has donated $4 million to the development of University of Melbourne’s new home for the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) at its Southbank campus.…

Fellowship Builds New Generation of Leaders

Wendy Williams, Monday, 17th October 2016 -  A new $160 million leadership program has been launched to tackle social inequality and support a new generation of leaders over the next two decades. The Atlantic Fellows for Social

Need for ‘Policy Communities’ to Help Deliver Social Services

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 6th October 2016 -  Australia’s public sector needs to engage better with the social services sector to implement policies and deliver services within a changing framework of public expectations,…
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