Social issues

We have a long history of speaking out about social and economic disadvantage. Our experience supporting individuals and communities, our leadership work and our research and evaluation put us in a strong position to contribute to debates on social issues and influence public policy decision-making. If you can't find what you're looking for, contact us.

  • Oct 2013

    The benefits and challenges of running a social enterprise

    Considers the definitions of social enterprise and identifies the factors that contribute to long term success. It also presents case studies of two TBS social enterprises.

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  • Jul 2013

    Prevention and early intervention policies and programs in Australia

    Lists government funded prevention and early intervention programs throughout Australia which target children up to 12 years and their families.

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  • Jul 2013

    Reshaping children's futures: what works in early intervention

    Examines the need for early intervention strategies to improve children's life chances. Discusses the evidence for the effectivenss and cost benefit of early intervention.

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  • Jun 2013

    National financial literacy strategy - submission

    Our submission in response to the Shaping a National Financial Literacy Strategy for 2014–16 consultation paper.

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  • Mar 2013

    Making employment services work better for disadvantaged families - submission

    Our submission in response to the Australian Government’s issues paper, Employment services: building on success.

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  • Mar 2013

    NSW government proposed child protection legislative reforms - submission

    Our submission in response to the NSW Government's proposed child protection legislative reforms.

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  • Jan 2013

    Queensland child protection commission of inquiry - submission

    Our submission to the Queensland child protection commission of inquiry.

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  • Nov 2012

    Family Support Program future directions discussion paper - submission

    Our submission in response to the Australian Government discussion paper on the future directions of the Family Support Program.

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  • Nov 2012

    National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Strategy - submission

    Our submission in response to a discussion paper on the National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Strategy

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  • Aug 2012

    Inquiry into the adequacy of Newstart and other allowances - submission

    Our submission in response to the Senate Committee Inquiry into the adequacy of Newstart and other allowance payments

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