Social Impact

The Social Impact Collection is curated in partnership with the Centre for Social Impact at the University of New South Wales, the University of Western Australia and Swinburne University of Technology. This collection contains the latest research on social issues, the social purpose sector, collaboration and measuring outcomes.  

Social Impact

Research report

17 Aug 2018

This report, produced by researchers from Swinburne University of Technology, outlines the results of the first set of semi-structured interviews and focus groups conducted with Intensive Case Managers (ICMs) and their supervisors.

Research report

1 Aug 2018

This important report provides an insight into the scale of youth homelessness in Australia and, perhaps most importantly, a better understanding of who these young people are and how they are impacted by homelessness.

Research report

The 13th annual statistical report of the HILDA Survey
31 Jul 2018

The Melbourne Institute publishes the latest findings from the HILDA Survey each year, allowing Australians to see how different aspects of their lives have changed over time. This report presents key findings from Waves 1 to 16 of the HILDA Survey.

Research report

31 Jul 2018

This report is the first in a new five year partnership between the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) to reduce poverty and inequality in Australia.

Research report

31 Jul 2018

This paper outlines some of the findings from the 2018 HILDA report that may have ramifications for social and economic policy.

Policy report

31 Jul 2018

The right to religious freedom is not the only fundamental human right. It cannot therefore be absolute, but exists alongside other rights. How different rights and freedom coexist is one of the big questions facing our nation today.

Discussion paper

24 Jul 2018

The release of this issues paper marks the formal launch of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s major project on human rights and technology.

Report

SDG 11 Synthesis report, High level political forum 2018
9 Jul 2018

With the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Member States agreed on 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with 169 global targets, and nearly 234 indicators that will be monitored for the period 2015–2030. The targets are designed to be integrated and indivisible and to balance the...

Commentary

28 Jun 2018

Two years after launching the award-winning Cool Streets project in Sydney’s Blacktown, Libby Gallagher remains a staunch advocate for the role that street trees play in mitigating the impacts of climate change and making better cities.

Read the full article at Foreground

Briefing paper

22 Jun 2018

This discussion paper is to inform a new City of Melbourne Transport Strategy to 2050. A draft strategy will be released for consultation in 2018.

Strategy

VCOSS state election platform 2018
13 Jun 2018

The VCOSS state election platform 2018 presents a vision for Victoria that has the attainment of ‘a good life’ at its core. VCOSS believes a good life should be central to the policy platform of every political party contesting the 2018 Victorian election.

Article

6 Jun 2018

Behavioral psychologist Ingrid Gehl influenced much of the thinking of her husband, the celebrated urbanist Jan Gehl. Imagine if all designers were married to behavioral scientists–or even if they just talked with each other.

Read the full story at Co.Design

Report

4 Jun 2018

The World Inequality Report 2018 relies on a cutting-edge methodology to measure income and wealth inequality in a systematic and transparent manner. By developing this report, the World Inequality Lab seeks to fill a democratic gap and to equip various actors of society with the...

Conference paper

30 May 2018

Falls are a significant problem for older adults which affect their ability to maintain their independence and remain living at home. Home modifications are a common method to prevent falls. Fall prevention service providers follow the Australian Standard 1428.1 Design for access and mobility as...

Report

16 May 2018

This research investigated social impact investment (SII), which aims to generate and actively measure social and financial returns. There are several promising SII models—including housing supply bonds, property funds, funding social enterprises, social impact bonds and social impact loans.

Report

16 May 2018

This report presents analysis of the ways Australia’s charities were growing and changing between 2014 and 2016. It uses the Annual Information Statements (AISs) provided by charities to the ACNC for the 2014 and 2016 reporting periods, thus providing an analysis of charities over three years.

Report

15 May 2018

There is optimism about the future of philanthropy in Australia and a genuine desire to continue to develop best practice approaches to social impact by both grant makers and grant seekers. All those interviewed for this report were united in their commitment to address serious...

Report

7 May 2018

This report recommends that the Department of Social Services should establish and publish the evaluation strategy of the drug testing trial prior to the trial's commencement, and that the outcomes of the trial be publicly released.

Article

26 Apr 2018

A growing emphasis on developing rich theories of change, being pragmatic about what data to collect, and increasing sophistication in valuing outcomes has put Social Return on Investment (SROI) at the forefront for how society can better account for what really matters.

Report

15 Apr 2018

Although the problem of hunger is largely unnoticed in Australian society, more than one in five children (22%) live in a food insecure household.