September 29th, 2014
Australia's peak philanthropy body is urging the nation's wealthy to donate more to the community.
Philanthropy Australia has hosted workshops at Launceston's Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery to share tips on how organisations can attract more donations.
Chief executive Louise Walsh said more people should set up regular contributions to a charity of choice.
"We're doing okay but we could be doing better, particularly at the wealthier end," she said.
"There's 37 per cent of Australians who earn more than $1 million a year who don't claim a tax deduction for any sort of donation, and for my money that's way too high for what it should be."
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