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Kristy Muir

Report

24 Nov 2017

This study explores how social impact investment (SII) has been used for housing and homelessness objectives internationally, and examines three case studies where SII has been used in Australia.

Research report

8 Aug 2017

This study investigated the opportunities and risks for social impact investments (SII) to improve housing and homelessness outcomes in Australia. It described what social impact investing is and its application to housing and homelessness policy in Australia, as well as examined different finance models and...

Guide

9 May 2017

This guide draws on a wealth of resources including the latest and seminal ideas on leadership. It is intended for emerging and established leaders across the social purpose ecosystem, from not-for-profits through social enterprises to socially responsible businesses.

Research report

24 Aug 2016

The report Financial Resilience in Australia 2015 highlights the concept of resilience as a process that ‘enables individuals to bounce back after adverse events and experiences, adapt to changing circumstances, and deal with environmental stress.’ The report defines financial resilience as:

‘the ability...

Evaluation

15 May 2016

Headspace aims to improve the mental health and social and emotional wellbeing of young people in Australia through the provision of evidence-based, integrated, youth-centred and holistic services. In January 2013, the Australian Government Department of Health (DoH) commissioned a consortium of researchers from the Social...

Commentary

Article

8 Apr 2015

Payday lending is booming in Australia. The industry has around one million customers and over 1,100 loan providers. ASIC estimates the number of loans more than doubled between 2008 and 2014. But when a small loan of A$1,000 can come at an annualised cost of...

Commentary

Article

19 Mar 2015

A whacking stick is not enough to get young people into work

Kristy Muir; Abigail Powell, and Rose Butler

Australia’s young people are facing some urgent problems. The unemployment rate of 15 to 24-year-olds, at a staggering 13.9%, is more than double the...

Research report

30 Nov 2009

headspace, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation, was launched in 2006 as part of the Australian Government’s commitment to the Youth Mental Health Initiative (YMHI). It was established to promote and facilitate improvements in the mental health, social wellbeing and economic participation of...

Research report

3 Jul 2009

This report presents the results of the evaluation of the short-run impacts of the Communities for Children (CfC) initiative on child, family and community outcomes.

The study was based on a three-wave longitudinal study of 2,202 families living in 10 sites that had a...

Research report

24 Jun 2009

This paper examines service provision, service coordination, Indigenous families and children in Communities for Children sites, identifies factors that facilitate or hinder service provision and outcomes, and considers sustainability issues.

The paper documents one of three themed studies undertaken by the National Evaluation Consortium...

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