National Compact launched today

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has launched the National Compact between the Australian Government and the Third Sector at Parliament House today.

The Prime Minister, the Hon Jenny Macklin, Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Senator the Hon Ursula Stephens, Parliamentary Secretary for Social Inclusion and the Voluntary Sector and Sector leaders signed a canvas representing their commitment to the Compact’s Shared Vision:

      …. to work together to improve social, cultural, civic, economic and environmental outcomes, building on the strengths of individuals and communities. This collaboration will contribute to improved community wellbeing and a more inclusive Australian society with better quality of life for all.

Philanthropy Australia is a signatory to the Compact, along with our Full Members Foundation for Young Australians, National Foundation for Australian Women, Trust Company Limited and Jobs Australia, and Associates including the Smith Family, ACCES Services Inc, Conservation Volunteers Australia, Mission Australia, Reconciliation Australia, Volunteering Australia and World Vision Australia.

To download a copy of the National Compact please visit

For further information about the National Compact email

Mar. 17, 2010

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