If we continue to base our views of the charity sector on incorrect assumptions and perceptions we run the risk of doing considerable damage to a national asset.
Governments have come to realise that no one sector acting alone has the capacity or capability to solve complex social policy problems.
Donors feel doubly let down when a charity they have supported falls short of the high standards of conduct expected of them.
Australians' confidence in charities would be strengthened if any compliance action taken against them was made public.
In a world where educational opportunity is unjustly distributed, there are questions as to whether private schools should be exempt from paying income tax.
The current system of determining which organisations can receive tax-deductible donations and which cannot is overly complex and ad hoc.
Giving is changing, moving more into the online realm and taking on different forms – and some charities are struggling to keep up.
We’ve put together an infographic snapshot of the key numbers and trends regarding Australian charities and giving.