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Australians Are Giving Less

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 14th June 2018 -  The value of tax-deductible donations has dropped in Australia for the first time since the global financial crisis, with fewer Australians giving, and giving lower amounts, according

How do Australia’s Foreign Interference Laws Compare to Draconian States?

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 29th March 2018 -  The suite of controversial foreign interference laws proposed by the Australian government have been described by their critics as draconian, but how does the Australian legislation


Comparing Apples, Oranges and Lemons Dressed Up As Mangoes

Myles McGregor-Lowndes, Tuesday, 12th December 2017 -  Emeritus Professor Myles McGregor-Lowndes looks at the three KPIs the sector can use to judge the new ACNC commissioner Dr Gary Johns in his mission to make charities more transparent.

A ‘Flash Mob’ Farewell for McGregor Lowndes

Lina Caneva, Monday, 9th October 2017 -  A university “flash mob” and a scholarship legacy were the highlights of the recent farewell for internationally acclaimed not-for-profit sector researcher and mentor Myles McGregor-Lowndes,

The Tipping Point?

David Crosbie, Thursday, 2nd March 2017 -  The charities sector has experienced unprecedented growth over the last decade, but there is increasing evidence that the trend upwards is at best levelling out and at worst starting

The 2015 Not for Profit Almanac

Myles McGregor-Lowndes, Tuesday, 12th April 2016 -  The right of a Jedi Society to qualify as a religious charity and a contentious multi-million dollar, home-made will to set up a charitable foundation are just two of the more unusual

Tax Deductible ‘Bounce’ in Aussie Giving

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 31st March 2016 -  Australia’s charitable giving has recovered to pre-Global Financial Crisis levels with a donation bounce recorded in the latest analysis of national tax statistics. An analysis

QLD Charities Loom Large in the National Picture

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 18th June 2015 -  Queensland has a greater percentage of large charities than all the other Australian States and Territories, according to a new analysis from QUT’s Australian Centre for…

Aussie Philanthropists Struggling With Red Tape

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 16th June 2015 -  Australia’s philanthropic sector is “decidedly disjointed” and lags behind the world’s leaders on cross-border giving, according to a landmark report.…

Pressure to Fix Fundraising Legislation ‘Scandal’

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 24th February 2015 -  The failure of the Federal and State Governments to fix or abolish antiquated fundraising laws is a “stupid and disrespectful” move holding back the fundraising profession,…

No ATO Appeal on PBI Status

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 15th July 2014 -  The Australian Tax Office has decided not to appeal a Federal Court decision giving national Not for Profit, the Hunger Project, Public Benevolent Institution status – paving…


Does Philanthropy Need a Helping Hand?

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 1st July 2014 -  The Federal Government’s revamped Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership faces a challenge to turn around giving in Australia, writes Myles McGregor-Lowndes,
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