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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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How members can contribute to the Productivity Commission Inquiry

Fri, 24 Mar 2023

Let’s talk! Philanthropy Australia has arranged two national webinars in April about the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Philanthropy

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As Indigenous Voice wording is revealed, ACNC releases advocacy guidelines

Fri, 24 Mar 2023

As the move to enshrine a First Nations Voice to Parliament in the constitution takes an important step forward, the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission has released timely new resources and guidelines for organisations that are considering contributing to the discussion.


Collective power is key to a fair democracy

Saffron Zomer, Lawyer, strategist and Executive Director, Australian Democracy Network, Fri, 17 Mar 2023

I had been working on the issue of climate change for a decade when I started to wonder – why aren’t we winning? The environmental imperative for action was clear and strong public support was there – yet, successive governments failed to answer the call to deliver action.

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Changing the face of politics

Thu, 2 Mar 2023

The University of Canberra has become the sixth university to offer a Pathways to Politics for women program.

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Progress on fixing fundraising rules

Fri, 17 Feb 2023

At the February Council on Federal Financial Relations meeting, Commonwealth, state and territory Treasurers made progress working towards a single fundraising regulation regime in Australia. 


Podcast: 10 years of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

Fri, 9 Dec 2022

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission has just turned 10. To celebrate its first decade, we speak to the outgoing acting commissioner Deborah Jenkins about the ACNC's place in the nation's charity landscape, the contribution its already made and the road ahead, to the next decade.

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