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Public Ancillary Funds – new draft guidelines


The Federal Assistant Treasurer, Bill Shorten, has released new draft guidelines for Public Ancillary Funds (often known as PAFS and usually given the deductible gift recipient designation of DGR2). The Australian Tax Office describes Public Ancillary Funds as “public funds … Continue reading

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Govt review of public ancillary funds


The then Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation,  Bill Shorten announced a review into public ancillary funds, calling for submissions by 17 December 2010. Treasury stated that: “The proposed changes introduce a new regulatory framework similar to … Continue reading

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“Splash in the shallows” – family foundations testing the waters


I am fascinated by private ancillary funds (PAFs) which are generally family foundations, so was very pleased to attend the Philanthropy Australia conference‘s session which highlighted the experiences of four family foundations at various stages of maturity, expertise and development. … Continue reading

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ISTR not the Ishtar Conference


Guest post by Alexandra Williamson The International Society for Third-sector Research known as ISTR or “I Star” – (editor’s note: which sounds to us at ozphilanthropy like Ishtar, goddess of love, fertility and sometimes community) is an international membership association … Continue reading

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Generosity Forum – Chris Cuffe – a philanthropist’s “voyage”


I can’t adequately capture the tone of this highly amusing session at the Generosity Forum.  As we had heard so many stories of journeys, Chris told us he was going to talk about his “voyage”.  He was interviewed by Angela … Continue reading

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Community Foundations Forum Day 2 2013


The second day of the Community Foundations forum took place at the beautifully tranquil Maggie Beers’ Farm, and started off with a talk from the lady herself on “why giving?”.  Along with a breakfast of baked tomatoes, great sausages and … Continue reading

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Community Foundations Forum 2013


Foundation Barossa (in South Australia) is hosting this year’s Australian Community Foundations Forum.  Presented in conjunction with Philanthropy Australia and FRRR, this annual event brings together community foundations from around the country to network, share their experiences and benefit from … Continue reading

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What I learned about PAFs at the Community Foundations Forum Pt 1


Not so long ago I wrote about the new draft guidelines and legislation for Public Ancillary Funds. The new regime will come into effect on 1 January, but there will be a three year period for Public Ancillary Funds to … Continue reading

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Social Ventures / Social Entrepreneurs


I have been wanting to write a review of Philanthrocapitalism for a while. But on speed reading through it in the last couple of days I started to question the immediate relevance for us in Australia. Yes, there are interesting … Continue reading

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the first rule of screenwriting


They say that the first rule of screenwriting is to write about what you know – and I think I know a little bit about philanthropy, so I am aiming to share some it here – and I am indeed … Continue reading

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