Our policy and advocacy approach
SVA’s policy and advocacy practice was developed in recognition of the unique potential for impact that comes through influencing government.
We focus this work in areas where our expertise, insights and networks line up with a political and policy environment that is ripe for change.
We do this by
Distilling our learnings
We turn insights from SVA's work, and the work of our partners, into actionable policy.Insights and submissions
Connecting and collaborating
We bring together and mobilise unlikely allies, to turn policy solutions into effective practice.Case study
Advocating for change
We leverage SVA's voice, networks, knowledge and relationships to shift policy and service systems.Catalytic advocacy
We believe all children should have equal opportunity to access high quality education.Read more
We believe everyone should be able to participate in the community and economy in a way that is fulfilling to them.Read more
We are working to ensure there is an adequate supply of stable and affordable housing for all.Read more
A reconciled Australia is one in which substantive rights and opportunities are guaranteed for all Australians.Read more
Recent policy submissions
Federal budget 2021-22
2021-22 Pre-budget submission to the Australian GovernmentRead more
Social Enterprise Strategy Victoria
Submission to the consultation on Victoria's Social Enterprise Strategy 2021+Read more
Indigenous Evaluation Strategy
Response to the Productivity Commission’s draft Indigenous Evaluation StrategyRead more
View all submissions...
To access all of our policy submissions since 2018, follow the link below.View all
To view all of our policy submissions, click here.
Policy and advocacy team
Patrick FlynnDirector, Policy & Advocacy
Patrick is Director, Policy & Advocacy at Social Ventures Australia (SVA). He is responsible...Contact Patrick
Cassie McGannonAssociate Director, Policy & Advocacy
Cassie is an Associate Director, Policy & Advocacy at Social Ventures Australia. She is...Contact Cassie
Katie MaskiellAssociate Director, Policy & Advocacy
Katie is an Associate Director, Policy & Advocacy at Social Ventures Australia.Contact Katie