A child measuring his height

Measuring the community sector's social impact has progressed in the last decade, but it isn't perfect. Our sector's trust has grown too. This measurement is core to the success of our organisations, but it has a long way to go.

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National Close the Gap Day sheds light on the many issues that still surround the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. ANTaR says Australia’s universal health system has been failing First Australians for far too long.

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Platform-based commerce continues to increase our 'flexible' and 'responsive' labour force. New research suggests that the gig economy reflects existing inequalities in the workforce.

poor family

Australia's economy is not unhealthy but it sits in a global context that's looking decidedly shaky. If there were another global financial crisis and it hit Australia, how would this affect families?

In the past seven years homelessness has doubled in several suburbs, mostly in the west. Big jumps have also occurred in Strathfield and the CBD. Charities are feeling the impact. 

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Charities are being overwhelmed by a flood of donations from Marie Kondo-inspired decluttering Netflix viewers. Many op-shops are refusing donations now, but what if people tidy up their consumption habits for good?

Younger man helping group of older people on iPad

'A Better Visit' is a free app for iPads designed to help visitors to better connect with their friends and family members living with dementia. 

Is Homecare following the ignoble tradition of dodgy operators leaping onto government-funded gravy trains? Pressure selling through doorknocking happened with home insulation and vocational education and it's already happening with Homecare; threats by Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt to impose sanctions may mean the government doesn't intend to get fooled again.

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A boost in funding to the 'Move It AUS' program will support Australians to increase their daily physical activity, focusing heavily on helping inactive people to get out and about in their local communities.