Statistics suggest that a child is born into statelessness every tenth minute. How can a philanthropist from Melbourne respond?
See how: Peter McMullin, McMullin Group and active philanthropist, and Nick Blinco, Vice-Principal (Advancement), The University of Melbourne, in conversation about the establishment of the new, first-ever, global Centre devoted to Statelessness: The Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness at the University of Melbourne Law School.
Peter McMullin’s philanthropic journey is extensive and varied and his interests include refugee law and social equity issues. When he met Nick Blinco from Melbourne University at the 2016 Philanthropy Australia Conference, the idea of creating an academic Centre to examine the growing issue of statelessness was born.
Fast forward to 1 February 2018 when the Melbourne Law School’s Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness will begin operating under the leadership of Professor Michelle Foster. The Centre will undertake research, teach and engage in activities aimed at reducing statelessness and protecting the rights of stateless people.
The McMullin press release can be found here
To find out more about Melbourne Law School’s Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness, click here
The Australian Government made three announcements which impact upon philanthropy in the week of 4 December:
The following two short video updates from Philanthropy Australia's Advocacy & Insight Manager, Krystian Seibert, outline Philanthropy Australia's response to these announcements
At the 2017 Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit, Daniel Lee shared his insights on the role of philanthropy as a driver of systems change, addressing root causes of social challenges and the relationship between philanthropy and government.
Sarah Davies talks about some recent additions to the Philanthropy Australia team, the venue for 2018 Australian Philanthropy Awards and more!
Discussion Paper on DGR Reform + Draft Submission
Krystian Seibert, Advocacy & Insight Manager
The future of philanthropy is about deliberate, positive and effective relationships with all the people engaged in the process of giving.
Alan Schwartz AM, President of Philanthropy Australia, shares some thoughts on the future of philanthropy – the greatest opportunity and what it means to be a philanthropist.
Given the complex challenges we confront in communities around Australia, 'going it alone' is simply not an option if philanthropy wants to make a difference.
So how can funders partner with each other, and with not-for-profits, businesses, governments and other stakeholders to leverage their resources and expertise?
Mark Gunton is Chief Executive Officer of Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (USA).
Featuring Sarah Davies, Paul Madden, Amelia Telford, Mae Hong, Kevin Robbie, Alexandra Gartmann, Genevieve Timmons and Stacey Thomas.
Amelia Telford is National Director of the Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network with the Australian Youth Climate Coalition.
Presented by Sarah Davies, CEO, Philanthropy Australia
Moderated by Sarah Davies, Philanthropy Australia.
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The 2017 Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit brought funders, nonprofits and policy makers together for two days of inspiring keynotes, case studies and challenging conversations about philanthropy’s role in advocating for change.