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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

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

Connecting and collaborating

We bring together and mobilise unlikely allies, to turn policy solutions into effective practice.

Case study
Advocating for change

Advocating for change

We leverage SVA's voice, networks, knowledge and relationships to shift policy and service systems.

Catalytic advocacy

Focus areas

Education

Education

We believe all children should have equal opportunity to access high quality education.

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Employment

Employment

We believe everyone should be able to participate in the community and economy in a way that is fulfilling to them.

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Housing

Housing

We are working to ensure there is an adequate supply of stable and affordable housing for all.

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First Australians

First Australians

A reconciled Australia is one in which substantive rights and opportunities are guaranteed for all Australians.

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Policy submissions

Gonski 2.0

Gonski 2.0

Response to the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools.

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Employment Services

Employment Services

Submission to the Future Employment Services consultation process.

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Housing finance aggregator

Housing finance aggregator

Submission to the Council on Federal Financial Relations Affordable Housing Working Group.

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Impact Investing

Impact Investing

Response to the Commonwealth Government’s Social Impact Investing Discussion Paper.

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Policy and advocacy team

Patrick Flynn

Patrick Flynn

Director, Policy & Advocacy

Patrick is Director, Policy & Advocacy at Social Ventures Australia (SVA). He is responsible...

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Cassie McGannon

Cassie McGannon

Policy & Research Manager

Cassie is the Policy and Research Manager at Social Ventures Australia. She is responsible...

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Claire Stacey

Claire Stacey

Senior Policy Advisor

Claire is the Senior Policy Advisor at Social Ventures Australia (SVA). Claire is responsible...

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