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TACSI develops and runs its own social programs in the community, and works with other organisations to increase their impact and build their innovation capability.

“Working with TACSI has given us a whole new perspective on what our organisation is about and a much clearer plan about how to achieve our mission.”

Fiona Arney, Director, Australian Centre for Child Protection Fiona Arney, Director, Australian Centre for Child Protection

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Systems change and meaningful lives in prison

Systems change and meaningful lives in prison

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014

At TACSI we talk a lot about untapped resources, behaviour change, thriving lives, and systems change. Ash sent me this 10 minute TED talk over the weekend that’s a great example of all four: Thinking of prisoners as a resource for something like conservation can lead to better outcomes for them and for the community. That’s exactly what Family […]

Innovation in ageing challenge open for ideas

Innovation in ageing challenge open for ideas

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014

South Australians with an innovative idea about how to make the most of life as we get older are being encouraged to enter the Innovation in Ageing Challenge.  Minister for Ageing Zoe Bettison said people will be able to apply for a share in $100,000 of grants and $40,000 worth of mentoring to support their innovative […]

The dangerous lure of ideas

The dangerous lure of ideas

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014

Chris Vanstone, our Director of Co-design, recently wrote an article in Public Innovation Today about the benefit of co-design for policy and how it can be used to reduce risk. Michael is 21. He spent most of his life in care; recently released after a stint in prison. He knows where he wants to get […]

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