This ebook came about through a desire to investigate more deeply the role and experience of the community engagement practitioner today. The publication is intended less to instruct than to offer a reflection on the current state of the industry in Australia. That is, to...
In this paper, the authors argue democratic reforms to enhance the influence of ordinary and underpowered citizens over public policy are a necessary component of any strategy to recapture lost electorates and reinforce the foundations of democracy.
Effective health communication during the pandemic has been particularly challenging for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds who live in Melbourne’s west. This review draws upon literature from COVID-19 and other pandemic or emergency responses.
The Mental Health Deep Dive was a collaborative research project involving Centre for Social Impact team members. This report summarises the first two reports (project stages 1-3) and details the findings from the final stages of the project (stages 4-5) – roundtables and discussions with...
This guide has been prepared for anyone working towards the creation of positive social impact in Australia. It may assist those wanting to measure the change they are making for individuals, organisations and communities.
This report argues that the government must do more to involve the public in designing policies to help the United Kingdom transition to a zero-carbon economy. The report sets out recommendations for when and how policy makers should engage with citizens and residents.
This strategy aims to support and meet the needs of Aboriginal people who interact with NSW Customer Service, and to create a culturally-safe environment to expand Aboriginal customer engagement.
Sport Australia has taken the next steps towards building a more collaborative, cohesive and contemporary approach to volunteering in sport with the release of this insights report and new national plan for the future of sport volunteering.
Written for on-the-ground practitioners, engagement professionals and community members, this resource provides accessible explanations that cover the basics and bring an understanding of the principles that underline best-practice engagement.
In recent times, online platforms like Facebook have usurped core aspects of what we expect from a public square. This discussion paper aims to initiate a focused discussion around the type of digital infrastructure we want to power our public square.
VicHealth is working with Victorian councils to set our kids up for their best possible future - by creating communities where children and young people can grow up active, connected and healthy.
The findings in this report demonstrate that if we accept that media is integral to all aspects of our lives, far more needs to be done to address the needs of groups who are the least confident about their media abilities and who have access...
Michelle Bryne provides insights on using communications across multiple platforms, reputation management and engagement management to increase community awareness, engagement and respect for regulators and their work.
This survey report forms part of the Public Interest Journalism Initiative's ongoing work to understand how the community values public interest journalism, including surveys conducted at six-month intervals commencing from October 2019.
Battery storage offers numerous benefits to vulnerable communities by supporting energy management and building resilience. Council and the community acknowledge energy storage as a logical next step to increase community capacity for energy management given a constrained local grid network, strong solar resource and demonstrated...
Campaspe Community Clubs Combat Climate Change project was about helping community groups understand their energy and water use at recreation reserves and what they can do about it to reduce the impacts of climate change and minimise greenhouse, energy and water costs.
This research from the Australia Council shows growing numbers of Australians agree arts and creativity build social cohesion and support health, education and the future economy – critical areas as our nation recovers from the impact of COVID-19.
In this blog post, Sally Hussey provides an essential public engagement resource compiling 60 international public participation models dating back fifty years to Arnstein’s influential ‘Ladder of Citizen Participation’.
Aotearoa’s success in eliminating COVID-19 is remarkable, matched by only a few other countries in the world. It required not only effective leadership and fast action by central government, but also the co-ordinated effort of thousands of local people around the country. In this report...