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Charity Trusts Protected in Labor’s Tax Reform Plan

Lina Caneva, Monday, 31st July 2017 -  The community sector has welcomed a move by the Labor party to safeguard charitable trusts in its tax reform policy released on Sunday. The federal opposition announced that a Labor…

Delivering Early Wins to Support Impact Investing

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 27th January 2015 -  There are some simple and inexpensive policy changes which can help grow impact investing in Australia, and the re-establishment of the Prime Minister’s Community Business 

Thousands of Charities Go Missing

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 24th April 2014 -  More than 4000 charities across Australia have gone missing – failing to make contact with the charity regulator, the ACNC, since it began registering charities in December…


Philanthropy and Australian Society

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 27th February 2014 -  As a society Australia needs to think about the phenomena that is the growth of the philanthropic sector and where it’s going, writes philanthropist Marcus Fielding. Philanthropy…

Private Funds Experience Fast Growth – Report

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 23rd January 2014 -  Giving from Private Ancillary Funds is growing faster than broad giving in Australia, a recent report from JBWere’s Philanthropic Services has revealed. According to the…

Capturing NFP Communication Needs – Survey

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 14th November 2013 -  A national communications agency is running an online survey to gain greater insight into the state of communications practices in the Not for Profit sector. The agency, Think HQ,…

Ansett Trust Grants for Children and Youth

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 8th October 2013 -  Grants to support children and youth in Victoria are available from the charitable trust established by airline icon, Sir Reginald Ansett. This year the R.M. Ansett Trust says it…

Public Schools Missing out on Philanthropy

Staff Reporter, Monday, 11th February 2013 -  Public schools are missing out on financial and ‘in-kind’ support from philanthropic foundations and trusts and instead relying on fetes and more traditional fundraising,…

Ombudsman Needed to Resolve Trust Fee Disputes

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 18th December 2012 -  Sector peak body, Philanthropy Australia has called for the creation of an independent ombudsman with statutory powers to resolve fee disputes between licensed trustee companies…

Brennen Trust Helps Medical Research in Victoria

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 11th July 2012 - 
Photo: The Harold & Cora Brennen Benevolent Trust has distributed $69,500 in funding to the Burnet Institute and St. Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne…

Government Starts Consultation On Rewriting Trust Income Tax Provisions

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 24th November 2011 -  The Federal Government has released a consultation paper as part of a move to update the taxation of trusts, including charitable trusts. The Government says it is updating and rewriting…

Victorian Women’s Trust Grants Program Opens for 2012

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 3rd November 2011 -  The Victorian Women's Benevolent Trust's annual grant program is open for applications with this year’s General Grants having a major focus on projects which foster…
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