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Positive, but more to do on Double Giving: our response to Productivity Commission’s draft findings

Sam Rosevear, Executive Director Policy, Government Relations and Research Fri, 1 Dec 2023

Philanthropy Australia thanks the Productivity Commission for the open and consultative approach it took in developing its draft report, ‘Future foundations for giving’. The report recommends some important reforms, including the expansion of Deductible Gift Recipient status to more charities and the establishment of an independent philanthropic foundation controlled by, and for the benefit of, First Nations communities. However, the final report will need to recommend a stronger suite of high-impact reforms if Australia is to achieve a step-change lift in our culture and practice of giving.

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Your Chance to Influence the Charity Blueprint 

Sam Rosevear, Executive Director, Policy, Government Relations and Research, Philanthropy Australia Fri, 10 Nov 2023

A strong sector response to the Charity Blueprint Issues Paper could help secure reforms for more and better giving, says Philanthropy Australia’s Executive Director, Policy, Government Relations and Reform, Sam Rosevear. 

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Treasury consults on Community Foundations reforms 

Fri, 7 Jul 2023

Treasury is consulting on reforms to Community Foundations that look set to not only give effect to the Government’s commitment to provide DGR 1 status to 28 Community Foundations, but to also provide a more streamlined process for new Community Foundations to access DGR 1 status in the future. 

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Agenda to Double Giving Provided to the Productivity Commission

Sam Rosevear, Philanthropy Australia Fri, 5 May 2023

Philanthropy Australia has today provided its submission to the Productivity Commission. Sam Rosevear thanks the members who contributed and summarises the submission.

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New polling shows overwhelming support for initiatives to double giving

Fri, 31 Mar 2023

National polling released this week demonstrates “very strong” support for proposed government reforms to lift giving to charity. The survey suggests a keen and open-hearted generosity is alive in the community and that there has been a significant change in sentiment towards a more compassionate approach across society. This indicates the Federal Government’s work to develop a strategy to double giving to charity by 2030 will be strongly supported by the Australian community.

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Philanthropy Australia member engagement on the Double Giving Policy Process

Sam Rosevear Fri, 10 Mar 2023

The Government’s pledge to develop a Strategy to Double Giving by 2030 could be a once-in-a-generation opportunity for philanthropy.

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