by Alan Thornhill
Tony Abbott says a Coalition government would “encourage a culture of philanthropy and giving in Australia.
In a policy statement, just issued, the Federal Opposition Leader said it would do that by re-establishing the Community Business Partnership to assist Australian charities and community groups by removing unnecessary red tape and costs.
“Philanthropic endeavours strengthen and empower communities, harness the inherent virtue of Australians and encourage a greater sense of purpose and belonging across communities and incomes,” Mr Abbott said.
“We believe that a community that freely gives of its time and its financial resources is a community with a stronger social fabric and more social capital,” he added.
“We don’t necessarily want government to do less for people.
” But we certainly want people to have the capacity to do more for themselves because that’s the way that stronger communities are built,” the Opposition Leader said.
“A Coalition government would, within six months of election, re-establish the Community Business Partnership to advise government on encouraging a culture of philanthropy and giving,” he added.
Alan Thornhill is a parliamentary press gallery journalist.
Private Briefing is updated daily with Australian personal finance news, analysis, and commentary.
Thursday May 23
The Dow Jones Index fell 80.02 points to 15,307.60
Man, believed to be a British soldier, hacked to death in the London suburb of Woolwich, in an apparent terrorist attack
- Sharon Coulton on Proposed family tax benefit scrapped
- Pete on Rudd government had entered “paralysis:” Gillard
- Liam Knuj on The Prime Minister, Julia Gillard’s, New Year’s Message
- Change is for the better,change is where your heart grows stronger on Family Assistance boost
- Harry on The Prime Minister, Julia Gillard’s, New Year’s Message
|Aud To Usd||0.9641||N/A||N/A|
|Bhp Blt Fpo||35.260||-0.010||-0.03%|
|Qbe Insur. Fpo||16.230||+1.000||+6.57%|
|Cwlth Bank Fpo||70.480||-1.220||-1.70%|
The News This Week
- What was Joe really saying?
- Slow payers squeeze business
- Paid parental leave? Look again
- What went wrong:Treasury chief explains
- Working smarter works:Swan
- More rate cuts possible
- Employers urge moderation in the national wage case
- The right man for the job? Wrong question!
- Small business:a warning
- Where’s Gonski now?
- Super:the political questions
- Abbott casts a wide net
- Tony Abbott offers “Real Solutions”
- Disability bill passes Parliament
- Investment scam closed
- Airlines (62)
- Banking (2159)
- Business (2264)
- Communications (50)
- crime (12)
- Disaster (103)
- Economics (2229)
- Environment (100)
- Financial advice (2019)
- Health (81)
- Housing (622)
- Inflation (508)
- Insurance (90)
- Investment (1875)
- Markets (1638)
- Media (117)
- medical (20)
- mining (168)
- pay (70)
- Politics (2207)
- population (73)
- Regulation (916)
- retirement (64)
- Rural australia (100)
- Security (19)
- Social security (229)
- Superannuation (212)
- Tax (351)
- The latest (4)
- Trade (540)
- Uncategorized (334)