June 17th, 2013
Community and philanthropic organisations have joined forces to urge all members of Parliament to pass the Charities Bill 2013, which is due to re-enter the House for debate this week. With only days to go until Parliament concludes, the groups are calling for an all-party approach to deliver essential reforms for the vitally important charitable sector. Louise Walsh of Philanthropy Australia looks forward to the passing of the legislation, saying 'a uniform definition of charity throughout Australia will reduce red tape, in turn spearheading a new era of strong growth for charitable giving in Australia.'
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In conversation with Nicole Richards at the Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit, Daniel Lee shared his insights on topics including the role of philanthropy as a driver of systems change which addresses root causes of social challenges, the relationship between philanthropy and government and what the new political environment in the United States means for philanthropy.