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New fund offers long-term support for rural communities after a disaster

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 11th September 2019 -  Australian rural communities are suffering from an increasing number of climate-related disasters. But with financial support often only available in the immediate aftermath of an event, a new dedicated fund is looking to aid communities in their lon

Macquarie reveals winners of $50 million philanthropic prize

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 28th August 2019 -  A project looking to eliminate a debilitating skin disease affecting 200 million people globally is among the winners of a $50 million philanthropic award.

Opinion

Philanthropy and democracy – An Australian perspective

Krystian Seibert, Thursday, 25th July 2019 -  Despite the power of philanthropy coming under criticism in recent times, Krystian Seibert argues that in fact, philanthropy plays an increasingly vital role supporting our democracy.

Analysis

How accountable are Public Ancillary Funds?

Alexandra Williamson, Thursday, 4th July 2019 -  Dr Alexandra Williamson shares some of the key findings from her QUT PhD thesis exploring perceptions and practices of accountability of Public Ancillary Funds. 

Record donation to make mental health headway

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 3rd July 2019 -  An institute to detect and treat severe mental health conditions like schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder faster and earlier has launched, thanks to the largest philanthropic gift to mental health Australia has ever seen. 

The power of community philanthropy

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 30th May 2019 -  Brian Frederick had been in his job for about six months when he got a call from an attorney.

Philanthropy powerhouses go public with donation to save WA reefs

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 27th May 2019 -  Andrew and Nicola Forrest have revealed they were behind an anonymous multi-million dollar pledge, in a bid to raise awareness of a project aiming to restore the country’s most threatened marine ecosystems in Western Australia.   

Philanthropy to arm regional school kids with future jobs skills

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 14th May 2019 -  Students in regional Victoria will have access to digital learning labs and future technology education programs through a philanthropic gift worth over half a million dollars.  
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