Four very different social purpose organisations describe how social impact investing has provided a flexible, mission-aligned and supportive approach to funding their vision – often to their surprise.
This AHURI Inquiry into the funding and delivery of programs to reduce homelessness in Australia provides the first comprehensive examination and assessment of the funding of Specialist Homelessness Services (SHSs) and other services assisting those experiencing homelessness.
Government funding is the dominant form of...
The Victorian Government is exploring Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) to trial innovative interventions in complex areas of social disadvantage.
As part of the 2016-17 Victorian Budget, $700,000 was provided to help to deliver market testing and the procurement phases of Victoria’s first SIBs....
Summary: Clear audit opinions were issued for the 87 public hospitals and their 19 controlled entities for the financial year ending 30 June 2015. These entities make up the Victorian public hospital sector.
The sector generated a net deficit from operations (which excludes...
More than $2 billion in surpluses from teaching are being used to fund research in Australian universities, according to this report.
Summary More than $2 billion in surpluses from teaching are being used to fund research in Australian universities. On a conservative estimate,...
Based on a presentation to a Committee for Economic Development Australia (CEDA) Forum on ending entrenched disadvantage in Australia.
Capital and failure are two words we don’t often hear together in the social purpose sector.
This article addresses capital and...
Provides information and updates about international (focusing on the OECD) and Australian regulatory developments and decisions.
In this issue:European Commission funding for transport infrastructure International regulatory round-up Australian regulatory round-up.
The overall health of a population is directly linked to the strength of its primary care system; a strong primary care system delivers higher quality of care and better health for less cost. Placing primary care, as delivered through general practice and supported by Medicare,...
This report assesses the Severe Domestic Squalor Project, which aims to facilitate holistic assessment and support for people who are living in squalor; foster sustainable solutions for clients; and educate service providers.
The report concludes that the program provided high quality services to an...
In December 2008, the federal government received the Review of Australian Higher Education: Final Report , prepared by a policy review committee chaired by former Vice-Chancellor Denise Bradley. The education minister, Julia Gillard, has indicated that she will give her response to it in early...
In 2007, The Cancer Council Australia, with co-sponsorship from the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, convened a national roundtable discussion on human papillomavirus (HPV) immunisation and its impact on the National Cervical Screening Program.
HPV immunisation has the potential to prevent strains of...
Australia's domestic security agency, the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), is responsible for collecting and analysing intelligence of relevance to Australia's national security, and advising Government accordingly. As specified in the ASIO Act 1979, ASIO's investigations are restricted to only those activities involving espionage, sabotage,...