With increasingly tighter government budgets, social benefit bonds (SBB) have emerged as an innovative way to fund and manage the provision of social services. SBBs are financial instruments that pay a return based on the achievement of agreed social outcomes. Investors fund the delivery of services targeted at improving a particular social outcome and the [...]
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On 12 April 2013, the Victorian Court of Appeal handed down a ruling on Freedom of Information (FOI) laws that has significant ramifications upon the scope of documents that can be publicly accessed. The case - the Office of the Premier verses the Herald and Weekly Times - had its origins in the Herald Sun’s investigations into [...]