Many of the social challenges we face are too complex for a single policy or program to make a meaningful difference. Moving the needle on intractable social issues will require uniting multiple players at numerous levels in a collective quest to build different and better systems.

New insights into problems and opportunities, increased innovation capability, new programs, services and policies are all part of the systems change picture – but they are not the whole picture.

Over the coming years we’ll be learning by doing, as we try to accelerate the development of a new generation of services and supports for Australia’s boomers, and build better systems to protect and give all children the opportunity to thrive.

At TACSI we believe tackling systems change is a must. It’s notoriously hard, but essential if we are to improve the lives of those most in need.


The Innovation Age
The Innovation Age is a TACSI initiative to kick-start the development of a new generation of policies, supports and services with and for Australia’s baby boomers. Our initial focus is ‘home and housing’ – we want to develop new ways to enable boomers to live how they want to live.

Systems change in child protection
We are seeking partners with an appetite for radically rethinking child protection services and learning through doing.

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