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Nov. 20, 2018 Members fund Newstart Allowance ‘Raise the Rate’ campaign

A group of Philanthropy Australia members across the country have come together to co-fund the Australian Council of Social Service’s Raise the Rate campaign in the lead up to the 2019 Federal Election. The funders group aims to raise $1 million to fund a 12 month national advocacy campaign both through ACOSS and other strategies targeted at raising the weekly rate of Newstart Allowance by $75. Read more…

Nov. 16, 2018 Improved Electoral Legislation Amendments Passed the Senate

Yesterday the Senate passed the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017. The improvements to the Bill are very welcome and it will now proceed to the House of Representatives. Read more…

Nov. 14, 2018 Government inquiry into the implications of removing refundable franking credits

On 19 September the Treasurer the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP asked the Standing Committee on Economics to inquire into the Implications of Removing Refundable Franking Credits. Upcoming public hearings are scheduled for 20 November in Sydney and 22 November in Melbourne. You can download Philanthropy Australia’s submission here. Philanthropy Australia are aware… Read more…

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