September 24th, 2013
Fund-raising experts say the newly minted Climate Council may struggle to keep afloat. Three former members of the Climate Commission, including its former head Tim Flannery, launched the new body this morning after the Abbott Government axed the commission last week. Louise Walsh, chief executive of Philanthropy Australia, says that "Typically it works best when you're raising money for a particular project or program, so I think they probably need some major donors or major gifters to supplement that funding on an ongoing basis to cover probably some key operational costs."
By Ashley Hall
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The Australian Government has announced a review of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) legislation.
Advocacy & Insight Manager, Krystian Seibert, outlines Philanthropy Australia's engagement with the review.