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Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit
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Mar. 06, 2017 Our new Finance and Operations Manager

We are delighted to let you know that we have appointed a new Finance and Operations Manager - Mal Lewis, based at our Melbourne office. Read more…

Mar. 02, 2017 The Harwood Public Innovators Labs In Australia

The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation will be in Australia in March for two Public Innovation Labs for people who seek to change conditions in communities and help solve community problems. Read more…

Feb. 28, 2017 Vale Betty Amsden AO

Philanthropy Australia was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Betty Amsden AO. She was one of Australia's biggest advocates for philanthropy and a true pioneer. Read more…

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2016 Annual Report

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