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.

  • Dec 2010

    Brighter Futures evaluation - submission

    Our submission in response to the findings of the NSW Brighter Futures early intervention program evalutation, undertaken by the Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW.

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  • Nov 2010

    A roadmap for ageing well: Independence, opportunities and care

    Our position on changes needed to harness opportunities for older people to participate more fully in economic, social and family life, and to better support quality of life in older age.

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  • Aug 2010

    Investing in children's development: the importance of early relationships

    Our position on the importance of supporting children’s early development, particularly for children living in families and communities that are under stress because of poverty, violence and discrimination.

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  • Aug 2010

    Inquiry into caring for older Australians - submission

    Our submission to the Productivity Commission's inquiry into the reform of the aged care sector.

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  • Jan 2010

    An integrated approach to early childhood development

    A discussion on how to better integrate support and/or services needed by children and their families, the factors that promote successful collaboration and barriers to integration. Prepared by the Centre for Community Child Health.

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  • Jun 2009

    Apartments for Life in Australia: lessons from Humanitas in the Netherlands

    Overview of the philosophy, experience and achievements of Apartments for Life and why it is attracting so much interest in Australia.

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  • May 2009

    Contribution of the not for profit sector - submission

    Our submission in response to the Productivity Commission’s Issues Paper on the Contribution of the Not for Profit (NFP) sector.

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  • Mar 2009

    NSW domestic and family violence strategic framework - submission

    Our submission in response to the discussion paper about the NSW domestic and family violence strategic framework.

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