Corporate Peer Network Discussion with Sam Rosevear: Philanthropy Australia’s Submission to the Productivity Commission

Tue, 4 Apr 2023 12:00pm - 01:30pm

This event is for Philanthropy Australia’s Corporate Impact, Engaged, Active and New Gen members only.

The Government’s pledge to develop a Strategy to Double Giving by 2030 looks to be a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create a more generous and giving culture in Australia. The process is now gathering pace, with the Productivity Commission commencing its review in February. The Productivity Commission will finalise a draft report later this year, which could position the Government to develop a package of reforms aimed at doubling philanthropic giving in the May 2024 Budget.  

We are seeking engagement on our work on the Productivity Commission and seek advice on the business agenda to double giving. The ‘double giving’ agenda can only succeed if all key parts of society – government, charity, philanthropy and business – play their part. What can business bring to the table?

We would like to invite you to an event for our corporate members, hosted by Philanthropy Australia’s Sam Rosevear, PA’s Executive Director of Policy, Government Relations and Research, on the Productivity Commission on 4 April 2023.

This session will: 

  • Inform: Sam will outline the policy agenda we will advocate to government.
  • Seek feedback: Your input will help improve the quality of the Submission, and we will revise the draft prior to submitting the final submission to the Productivity Commission before the 5 May deadline
  • Help position you to get involved, should you wish to do so. Following discussions and informed by the draft submission, members may wish to make submissions of their own, or advocate for particular aspects of the agenda. 
  • Talk government relations. Sam will briefly let you know about our work engaging the government and will welcome any tips from peer group members.

Philanthropy Australia have already released a draft, work-in-progress Submission, with an Executive Summary version, and a Full Submission. Hopefully the Executive Summary – and the Strategy on a Page – will allow you to get across the breadth of the Submission relatively quickly.