October 15th, 2013
Mining magnate Andrew Forrest has pledged to give 65 million Australian dollars ($62 million) to university education in his home state in one of Australia's largest philanthropic donations. Anna Draffin, deputy chief executive officer of the charity umbrella group Philanthropy Australia, described the Forrest gift as the biggest philanthropic donation from an Australian.
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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.