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October 2020


CSI's budget response
We're pleased to have released our #Budget2021 response where we look at the impacts on different social issue areas. We also explore how - while being primarily about securing jobs and stimulating the economy - there are a number of people and groups who are at risk of being left behind.

> Read CSI's budget response



New fact sheet

It is predicted that the far-reaching economic and social impacts of COVID-19 will continue to take a toll
on Australians’ mental health. 
In our thirteenth COVID-19 fact sheet we delve into the pandemic's mental health implications and our nation's response.

> Read CSI's 'COVID-19 and mental health' fact sheet

> Read our other COVID-19 fact sheets



Often overlooked: The role of technology in not-for-profits

Join our next impact2020 webinar on
11 November as we take a deep dive into Infoxchange's 2020 Digital Technology in the Not-for-Profit Sector report (due out this Thursday). Panellists: David Spriggs (Infoxchange), Dr Catherine Brown (Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation) and Mark Rayner (Wombat Housing Support Services).

> Register for the webinar



Curious about social enterprise?

The second round of CSI Swinburne’s Social Startup Studio’s 'Social Enterprise Fundamentals' workshops begin on 6 November (online) and will provide all the info you need to get an intro to social enterprise, business models and feasibility. Registrations are free but essential.

> Register for the workshop series



> Digital Inclusion Index in the news: Vulnerable Aussies suffering from digital inequality
> ABC Perth radio interview: Learning from the Noongar people's knowledge of our waterways with Dr Noel Nannup
by CSI's Professor Robyn Eversole and Kath Deakin
> Catch CSI UNSW's new Indigenous Research Fellow, James Blackwell, on ABC program, The Drum
> Pro Bono News article: Hear from CSI's Isabella Saunders on the results of the Australian Social Progress Index


The second Australian Homelessness Monitor has just launched. Commissioned by Launch Housing and produced by UNSW (City Futures Research Centre and CSI) and the University of Queensland, it tracks key indicators, analyses changes and assesses government actions.


LAST CHANCE: Based in Perth and want to learn about Outcomes Measurement? CSI UWA is running a face-to-face 2-day workshop this week on Thursday and Friday (29-30 Oct). ON OFFER: Peer-to-peer learning, a take-away action list and access to a network of best practice leaders.


Watch one of our most popular impact2020 webinars this year: Understanding and designing Indigenous financial services, during and post pandemics. The discussion focuses on the need to address barriers, including financial literacy and location of banking services.