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SVA Fundamentals for Impact: Are you doing good?

The SVA Fundamentals for Impact enable organisations to assess whether they are being effective and how to do better.
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Dual citizenship and Section 44: what role of the court?

The relevance of Section 44 of the Australian Constitution has again been questioned. Despite the Prime Minister’s constitutionally inappropriate foretelling of the outcome, the High Court’s decision is far from predictable.
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The Australian youth homeless experience: evidence from a longitudinal survey of homeless youth

Young people make up some 42 per cent of the Australian homeless population. Having no safe and secure accommodation can make everyday activities such as attending secondary school, engaging in further training, or getting a job difficult in the extreme.
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Universities have a problem with sexual assault and harassment: here’s how to fix it

Universities must act to prevent sexual assault and harassment from happening in the first place, writes Michael Flood.
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The art of dependency

The first step to bringing the NDIS back on course is to be aware of the deeply entrenched biases that lead people to act in ways that disregard the dignity and equal value of people with disabilities.
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Pace of renewable energy shift leaves city planners struggling to keep up

Effective guidance on the retrofitting and redesign of built environment energy systems must occur across scales, from rooftops to wider electricity grids. So what is the role of planning? What challenges and actions must planners consider for the renewable energy transition to be effective?
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The country-city divide: more evidence of how inequality is growing

Country Australia is losing out on full-time jobs, forcing its young to head for the cities
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The resources boom and the two-speed economy

The resources boom has prompted much discussion of Australia having become a two-speed economy. There are concerns that the gains from the boom accrue largely to mining-related sectors and the states where these are concentrated, while the rest of the country is being hit by...
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Why are data speeds sometimes lower than what consumers were expecting? Is nbn to blame with its infamous CVC charge?

NBN Co's CEO has launched a blistering attack on the telecommunications industry, blaming an "overcompetitive" market and "land grab environment" for the slow speeds experienced by consumers.
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Australia's housing affordability crisis and private investment: what can be done?

This article argues that it is not economically viable for Australian super funds to invest in the Australian build-to-rent market and explores how our governments can take steps in providing critical economic infrastructure to combat the public housing shortage.