August 31st, 2014
As Australians we like to think of ourselves as a giving bunch. Generous to a fault. But are we? In the last financial year Australians gave $2.24 billion in tax-deductible gifts. 4.54 million people, or 35.62 per cent of the population, made a tax-deductible donation.
Solid, but sub par compared to the UK, Canada and the United States. Of those earning more than $1 million a year, 37 per cent did not claim a single dollar of tax-deductible charitable giving.
Philanthropy is a growth industry, as government steps back in many areas, as the funding burden of various social enterprises falls increasingly on the private sector.
Next week in Melbourne, Philanthropy Australia holds its Biennial conference, bringing together more than 50 philanthropists and leading thinkers around the business of giving from Australia and elsewhere.
Sunday Extra presented by Jonathan Green
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