Nicola Brackertz

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29 Nov 2018

This research progresses the priority areas identified by the National Mental Health Commission and provides evidence about the systemic issues and policy levers to provide housing and services for people with mental health issues.


29 Aug 2014

Executive summary : The Salvation Army is a major provider of Emergency Relief (ER) services in Australia. In 2013, the organisation provided ER to over 157,000 individuals and their families nationally.

Historically, ER services have provided crisis support and assistance for disadvantaged families...

Journal article

8 May 2013

This article examines the governance challenges facing Australian local government, which include lack of constitutional standing, intergovernmental dependencies, financial constraints and weak democratic standing. The historical context has shaped the nature and place of local government in the Australian federal polity and has contributed to...


15 Oct 2012

A report of recent national research commissioned by The Salvation Army and undertaken by Dr Nicola Brackertz of Swinburne Institute at Swinburne University, Melbourne. The research is part of The Salvation Army's Doorways Project, (an initiative supported by Westpac). Doorways provides a holistic, integrated and...


5 Dec 2011


Social innovation is an overarching term for a variety of practices that aim to address social problems, and provides a new lens to understand the role of the social in innovation. Social innovation takes the form of products, processes, services and models...

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