Research


26 February 2015

A donation of $8.9 million has been made to establish a professorial chair in bowel cancer research at the University of Sydney.

26 February 2015

Amnesty International’s annual review of human rights has criticised Australia for its poor response to a growing refugee crises at home and overseas - including abuses of the rights of asylum-seekers on its own watch.

26 February 2015

Less than one in three young Australians believe that the country is a fairer nation today than it was five years ago, according to new research.

25 February 2015

The Federal Government has released the long-awaited final report of the review of Australia’s welfare system including controversial recommendations around Disability Support Pensions which has had a mixed reaction from the Not for Profit sector.

25 February 2015

Governance issues need to be more visible in social enterprise debates in Australia, according to a Swinburne University academic who has authored a new study revealing that social enterprise demands a unique form of governance to tackle the tensions that emerge through competing social and financial goals.

25 February 2015

Not for Profit organisations with a more rigorous and structured approach to board measurement are more likely to expect success and an increase in revenue, according to new research by philanthropic fund managers, Perpetual.

25 February 2015

Global sustainable investing assets grew a dramatic 61 per cent between 2012 and 2014, to reach $21.4 trillion, mirroring the growth of responsible investment in Australasia over the same timeframe, new figures show.

25 February 2015

A researcher at the University of Technology, Sydney focusing on supply diversity, Indigenous entrepreneurship and social enterprise has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship.

24 February 2015

The latest quarterly report for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) shows the scheme is on time, on budget, and has very high participant satisfaction.

18 February 2015

Australian Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson has refused to condemn the Abbott Government for attacking his President Gillian Triggs over the controversial children in detention report.

17 February 2015

New research from Swinburne University reveals the extreme difficulties faced by homeless young people in Australia, with 63 per cent having been in kinship, residential or foster care and more than half being diagnosed with a mental illness.

17 February 2015

The Not for Profit sector is preparing to make submissions to the Senate inquiry into how the Department of Social Services provides funding grants to community services brought on by the Greens last week.

16 February 2015

The Abbott Government’s record on tackling Indigenous unemployment has been called disappointing but unsurprising.

12 February 2015

Deep concern has been expressed by Not for Profit sector leaders over the findings of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s report into children in immigration detention, released by the Federal Government.

12 February 2015

Australia is failing in its attempts to close the gap of disadvantage between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, according to a major new bipartisan report.

11 February 2015

Investment in performance management systems and their analysts is urgently needed by social services organisations as the impact of innovative models like social impact bonds, collective impact and outcomes based contracts take hold, new research reveals.

11 February 2015

There has been a 50 per cent jump in the number of women on the Boards of Australia’s 200 largest companies, according to new research.

11 February 2015

A focus on the intention and measurability of impact investment is critical in order to leverage the new pool of capital it is to bring to Australian social sector organisations, new research by NAB suggests.

11 February 2015

Contrary to previous findings, CSR might not always act as a risk management tool, with a new report suggesting companies with the strongest CSR initiatives stand to lose the most in the aftermath of catastrophes such as Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza factory collapse.

06 February 2015

Global trust in Non-Government Organisations is falling and Australia is not immune, according to a major report.