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Corporate social responsibility

Research report

17 Nov 2017

The majority of Australians have engaged with the charity sector in the past year. Charitable support was based on the knowledge there would be a clear and measurable outcome and an understanding that a high proportion of funds donated would contribute towards the cause. This...

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Research report

25 Oct 2017

In the post GFC environment, with the risk and return matrix and reputation risk to corporations and financial institutions, capital markets are attracted to social impact investing. Impact investing, or social impact investing, offers opportunities for investors with a commitment to social...

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Strategy

03 Oct 2017

Nesta Impact Investments (NII) was one of the first investors in Europe to develop and grow the field of social impact investment. We believe it is important to show that commercial businesses can achieve social impact and that commercial investors do not have to have a trade-off between...

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Research report

11 Sep 2017

This is the second of five research reports from Giving Australia 2016, with findings of interest to civil society, government, business, and philanthropists.

The Business Giving and Volunteering report focuses on giving and volunteering by small, medium and large businesses that...

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Report

04 Sep 2017

This report explores some of the macro trends shaping social and economic inclusion in Australia, including workforce transitions and increasing wealth and income inequality. It considers the ways in which these trends impact on access to affordable energy supplies and participation in the...

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Discussion paper

01 Sep 2017

New research shows that the mining industry is dominated by foreign corporate interests that are spending hundreds of millions of dollars influencing our political process.

The report finds that:

  • Total revenue of mining lobby groups over the last 10 years is $524,150,431, with
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Discussion paper

01 Sep 2017

Electronic gambling machines (EGMs), or poker machines, are a high-intensity form of gambling and the most harmful form of gambling available in Australia. While less than a third of the Australian adult population (30%) use EGMs annually, and 5% use them weekly, around 30% of weekly users...

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Journal article

22 Aug 2017

An Australian case study is presented of an ongoing conflict between Alcoa World Alumina, a multi-national mining company and the impacted stakeholders of Yarloop, a small rural community in Western Australia. The conflict has been subject to research by the author since the early 2000s and is...

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Guide

01 Aug 2017

‘Pro bono’ comes from the Latin phrase ‘pro bono publico’ which means ‘for the public good’. In the legal context it generally means the provision of free legal services to those who would not otherwise be able to access the legal system, or whose matter raises an issue of public interest. ...

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Discussion paper

17 Jul 2017

A new report from Hobart-based think tank, The Australia Institute Tasmania, has found that previous estimates of the impact of phasing out poker machines on employment are inconsistent with recent Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data.   

ABS data suggests gambling employment in...

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Discussion paper

11 Jul 2017

The purpose of this paper is to provide policy makers, regulators and others with information about key design characteristics of electronic gambling machines (EGMs). These characteristics include auditory and visual cues, “game maths”, and price and prize structure. They also include elements...

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Research report

02 May 2017

The Superannuation Guarantee (SG) system—in conjunction with voluntary superannuation contributions and a means-tested, government-funded age pension—forms an integral part of Australia's retirement income policy.

As such, the committee is deeply concerned by recent analysis by Industry...

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Research report

27 Apr 2017

The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education’s (FARE) Annual Alcohol Poll (the Poll) assesses Australians attitudes towards alcohol, alcohol consumption behaviours, awareness and experiences of alcohol harm, and perspectives on various alcohol policies. In 2017, the Poll was carried out by...

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Evaluation

20 Apr 2017

The objective of this study is twofold. First, to investigate the extent to which debt loading is potentially being used to reduce tax revenues in Australia, and to compare it to savings from Centrelink’s Enhanced Welfare Payment Integrity measures. Second, to discuss the effectiveness of the...

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Research report

19 Apr 2017

The existence of labour and human rights abuses in medical goods supply chains has implications for Australian healthcare companies and public procurement, as the health and well-being of Australians should not come at the cost of the abuse and exploitation of workers in low-wage countries....

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Audio program

30 Mar 2017

The chiefs of some of Australia's biggest businesses descended on Parliament House yesterday, urging the government to pass the Coalition's company tax cuts.

The renewed push for lower tax rates for big businesses comes after Parliament passed the so-called Google Tax, a 40% on any...

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Commentary

Article

29 Mar 2017

Late last week, Cricket Australia and Carlton and United Breweries (CUB) announced their 20-year sponsorship deal, estimated to have been worth $65 million over five years, had come to an end. No longer would Australian cricket players take to the field with Victoria Bitter logos emblazoned...

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Journal article

17 Mar 2017

As a response to increasing influences of transnational corporations (TNCs) over the lives of the poor, development NGOs have tried to promote their responsibility in cooperative ways: partnership in development projects and voluntary regulations. Notwithstanding some degree of success, these...

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Commentary

Article

10 Feb 2017

The South Australian government will introduce from July a “point-of-consumption tax” to claw back some of the gambling tax revenue it is seeing disappear over the border.

The new tax is a reasonable response to a growing problem, and probably won’t send bookmakers to the wall. But it...

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Research report

03 Feb 2017

On 6 September 2016, the Minister for Small Business, the Hon. Michael McCormack MP, tasked the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman with undertaking an inquiry into the adequacy of the law and practices governing financial lending to small businesses.

Consistent with...

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