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New figures highlight Australians‰Ûª generosity towards charities

Figures from the Giving Australia 2016 research project have been released outlining giving habits of Australians.

The two reports, The Individual Giving and Volunteering Report and The Business Giving and Volunteering Report, were released by Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter, in his keynote address at the Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit.

Findings from the reports include:

  • Australians volunteered 932 million hours in 2016
  • Almost 15 million Australians donated $12.5 billion in 2016
  • Businesses gave $17.5 billion in the 2015 ‰ÛÒ 2016 financial year, and almost half of the business philanthropy came from small and medium sized enterprises


To access the Giving Australia reports visit here.

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