September 22nd, 2015
New Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has revealed that he both encourages and practices philanthropy because he has had a lucky life, and the PM’s official residence, Kirribilli House will be used to support good charitable causes.
Philanthropy Australia’s Acting CEO Chris Wootton said it was pleasing to hear that the new Prime Minister is a passionate advocate for philanthropy.
“We warmly acknowledge that he and Mrs Turnbull are both committed philanthropists themselves. We encourage all Australians to be philanthropists, and especially those in our community that have the ability to give back,” Wootton said.
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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.