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Policy and advocacy update

Philanthropy Australia welcomes the appointment of Dr Andrew Leigh to the charity portfolio

Tue, 31 May 2022

Philanthropy Australia welcomes the appointment of Dr Andrew Leigh as the Assistant Minister for Competition, Charities and Treasury.

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Policy and advocacy update

Assistant Treasurer announces historic community foundations reform in the Federal Budget

Fri, 29 Apr 2022

Assistant Treasurer, the Hon Michael Sukkar MP, announces historic community foundations reform in the Federal Budget

Policy and advocacy update

Dr Andrew Leigh announces Labor’s commitment to double giving in Australia by 2030

Thu, 7 Apr 2022

Labor announced their commitment to work with the philanthropic, for-purpose and business sectors to doubling giving in Australia by 2030.

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Historic reform for Community Foundations

Fri, 1 Apr 2022

The 2022 Budget provides for up to 28 community foundations affiliated with Community Foundations Australia to receive so called ‘Item 1’ Deductible Gift Recipients (DGR) status by way of specific listing.

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New public ancillary fund guidelines come into effect

Fri, 25 Feb 2022

The new Taxation Administration (Public Ancillary Fund) Guidelines 2022 have come into effect.

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Philanthropy Australia releases 2022 Election Statement

Wed, 1 Dec 2021

Our 2021 Election Statement calls on all political parties and candidates to commit to doubling philanthropic giving by 2030.