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Accounts of Disability Abuse ‘Horrifying’ – Senator

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 1st September 2015 -  The abuse of people with disability remains seemingly invisible despite a Senate Inquiry into the issue and more must be done to expose it, writes the Chair of the Inquiry, Greens Senator


Connected Communities: How Australia’s Social Capital Has Declined

Andrew Leigh, Thursday, 27th August 2015 -  One of the central challenges of the decline in social capital is that the factors driving it are not things we would want to reverse, writes Shadow Assistant Treasurer, Andrew Leigh.


Community Shares Funding Social Enterprise

Xavier Smerdon, Wednesday, 26th August 2015 -  The rise of community investment initiatives will change the face of impact investing in Australia and provide a new avenue for community based growth capital for social enterprise,


Targeting Refugee & Asylum Seeker Potential

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 11th August 2015 -  The time is right to reactivate a Foundation that invests in asylum seekers and refugees and shows them to be more than just a visa type, writes Violet Roumeliotis, the CEO of Settlement


Stop, Go Back, the NDIS Board Shake-Up is Going the Wrong Way

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 4th August 2015 -  The proposed shake-up of the NDIS Board to only include people with who have worked at ASX50 companies is a major backflip on the underlying principles and values espoused in the lead


Calling All Volunteers – What’s in a Name?

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 30th July 2015 -  What’s in a name? Quite a lot it would seem, if the extensive and at times impassioned conversation about the definition of volunteering has been anything to go by, writes the


Mind the Governance Gap: Banks Gilding the Sustainability Lily

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 29th July 2015 -  As financial regulations close in on banks, CSR researcher Martijn Boersma, from Catalyst Australia, explores why they are still allowed to self-regulate on social and environmental


Australia No Greek Tragedy

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 28th July 2015 -  Implying that Australia’s welfare system is unsustainable and that it is holding back the economy, and that it could ultimately destroy it, are wrong, writes Greens spokesperson


Who’s On the Outer? Uncovering Poverty’s Many Faces

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 23rd July 2015 -  New insights into ‘disadvantage’ underpin the need to focus policies and services on the places and groups where social exclusion is concentrated, writes Francisco Azipitarte


Philanthropy & Cooperatives Need to Get to Know Each Other Better

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 21st July 2015 -  Cooperatives can provide an innovative way to address inequality and disadvantage by using ownership as a tool to empower people and build community wealth, writes Krystian Seibert,


Taskforce Needed to Address Young People in Aged Care

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 25th June 2015 -  A Senate Inquiry report into the adequacy of residential care for young people with disability has highlighted the wasted potential of young people who are forced to live in nursing
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