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Forrests set Australian donation record… again

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 7th May 2019 -  Australian philanthropists Andrew and Nicola Forrest hope a record $655 million donation to their Minderoo Foundation will help inspire a culture of philanthropy in the Asia-Pacific

‘Helping Others Is the Most Satisfying Thing You Can Do in Life’: Nicola Forrest

Nicole Richards, Tuesday, 26th June 2018 -  Co-founder of the Minderoo Foundation, Nicola Forrest, talks to Philanthropy Australia’s Nicole Richards about the Forrests’ extraordinary philanthropic journey including

Greens Warn of ‘Agenda’ to Broadly Roll Out Cashless Welfare Card

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 30th May 2018 -  Greens Senator Rachel Siewert has warned that the Turnbull government has a “definite agenda” to roll out the cashless welfare card more broadly, after new legislation was introduced

A Time to Give

Wendy Williams, Monday, 29th May 2017 -  Dr Jason Franklin is a philanthropist, a passionate advocate for increasing charitable giving, an award-winning adjunct professor and the first holder of the W.K. Kellogg Community

Forrest Makes Philanthropic History with $400M Donation

Contributor, Monday, 22nd May 2017 -  Australia has received its largest philanthropic donation to date from a living Australian. Andrew and Nicola Forrest announced on Monday they will be donating $400 million from…

Government’s Cashless Debit Card Trials to be Extended

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 14th March 2017 -  The federal government is to extend the use of the controversial cashless debit card in trial sites in Ceduna in South Australia and East Kimberley in Western Australia despite community…

Queensland Scientist Named 2017 Australian of the Year

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 25th January 2017 -  Biomedical scientist Emeritus Professor Alan Mackay-Sim has been named 2017 Australian of the Year. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull presented Mackay-Sim with the 2017 Australian

Forrest Calls for Lift in Australia’s Future Vision

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 12th October 2016 -  Australia must combine ethical business practices with macro philanthropy to create a powerful force for common good, Australian philanthropist and mining magnate Andrew “Twiggy”…

Philanthropists Becoming Immune to Tall Poppy Syndrome

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 27th August 2015 -  The “tide has turned” on philanthropy with the movement largely becoming immune to Australia’s famed tall poppy culture, according to the the country's…

They’re Rich, Unelected and Shaping Public Policy

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 13th August 2015 -  There are only 4,600 “high wealth individuals” in Australia with personal assets of $30 million or more, but despite making up just 0.04 per cent of taxpayers, these mega-rich people


A Vision for Change

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 2nd March 2015 -  The biggest philanthropist in Australia, mining magnate Andrew Forrest, shares his views on the future of giving, the media, Australia’s tall poppy syndrome and religion

Universities Don’t Just Need Biggest Givers

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 2nd September 2014 -  One of Australia's highest profile philanthropists, Andrew Forrest has called on Universities to get better at dealing with small and medium financial donors, rather than…
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