Philanthropy meets Parliament Summit 2023

Tue, 24 Oct 2023 Canberra, ACT

The Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit, 24 October 2023 – ‘Government and Philanthropy Working Together to Double Giving’.

Program now available (subject to change).

Registrations for the Summit are now at capacity.
To join the waitlist please visit the Summit registration website, or find more information here.

Now is an exciting time for philanthropy in Australia.  The Government has pledged to work with the philanthropic, not-for-profit and business sectors to develop a Strategy to Double Giving to Charity by 2030.  The Productivity Commission has commenced an inquiry to develop a policy agenda to double giving and will release its draft report in November this year, creating scope for the Government to develop a ‘double giving’ package of reforms for the May 2024 Budget.  The response to the PC has been enormous – with 250+ submissions from across the nation. Politicians from all sides of the Parliament are turning their attention to how they can help foster a more generous and giving Australia.  This is a huge opportunity.  The key now is to seize this momentum, creating a strategy to deliver tens of billions in additional support for our most critical social and environmental challenges, and helping to create a nation where no one is left behind.

Against this backdrop, join us at the Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit to continue the national conversation on doubling giving to charity by 2030.

  • Charities Minister Andrew Leigh and Philanthropy Australia CEO Jack Heath will talk about how the double giving agenda can transform our nation.
  • Kos Samaras, Director of the Redbridge Group, will talk about contemporary public views on giving, revealing the results of national polling and focus groups on the double giving agenda.
  • Hear from the Productivity Commission, who will outline the broad directions of their thinking on the eve of their release of their draft report.
  • Witness a lively debate in a panel session involving the Charities Minister, Andrew Leigh, and spokespeople on charity from the Greens – Senator Janet Rice, the Coalition – Senator Dean Smith and independent Allegra Spender
  • We’ll have a session on the pioneering Investment Dialogue for Australia’s Children, which looks set to:
    • Create a more powerful way for government and philanthropy to work together to drive social impact; and
    • Help create an Australia where all children get a great start in life, and an equal opportunity to thrive.
  • We’ll also discuss key elements of the agenda, including the potential of:
    • A National Giving Campaign to create a more generous and giving culture;
    • An expanded network of Community Foundations to empower all Australians to get involving in giving and volunteering in their local community; and
    • Super bequests to radically expand giving in Australia across the 21st century.