About Rob Salter

Rob Salter

Robert Salter has been over the years a community sector worker, campaigner, academic and occasional writer. He is currently a freelance thinker and writer, while accompanying his wife Christine on her sabbatical leave in the UK. Rob has worked with the University of Melbourne's McCaughey Centre on a research project around the subject of social investment, jointly auspiced by the Salvation Army, where Rob was also a Community Development worker with Crossroads Youth and Family Services. Rob's work brings together and builds evidence about the ways in which social investment yields financial and economic benefits to society across a wide range of areas of disadvantage, in addition to generating benefits for specific individuals, and advocates for increased investment of this kind.

Posts by Rob Salter

Rethinking Social Investment

In the first and second articles in this series, Robert Salter argued for the society-wide benefits of more substantial public investment in the disadvantaged and identified obstacles and tasks to be addressed in pursuit of this goal. In this finalmore

Obstacles to Social Investment

In the second of his series of three articles on investment in the disadvantaged, Robert Salter identifies some key obstacles to implementing the increased investment he advocated in April InSight. His third article, in the next issue, will advance somemore