Perpetual and Stanford partnership brings philanthropic powerhouse to Australia

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Perpetual Limited in Australia will host one of the most well-regarded philanthropic experts as part of a renewed partnership with the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS). As part of the partnership, a number of events and workshops will take place across Australia with key speaker Paul Brest, faculty co-director at Stanford […]

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MetLife and AFA grant call for women financial advisers

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MetLife Australia and the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) yesterday launched MetLife Progress: Professional Development Grant for Women. MetLife Progress has been created to advocate for greater diversity in the industry by helping women in financial advice achieve their career goals. The inaugural 2019 grant round will offer up to 15 professional development packages, which […]

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200 OnePath staff to receive specialised mental health training

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OnePath has announced it is providing specialised mental health and wellness training to its claims team, developing the skills needed to meet the increasing number of insurance claims based on mental health and wellness issues. By the end of the month, about 200 staff members will have completed 20 different mental health and wellness training […]

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Perpetual announces Miles Franklin Longlist 2019

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The trustee of Australia’s most prestigious literary awards, Perpetual, has today announced ten talented authors who have been included in the 2019 longlist for the Miles Franklin Award. The Miles Franklin Literary Award was established by prolific author and feminist Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin, now best known for her first novel My Brilliant Career. […]

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Financial planners asked to nominate charities for 2019 Future2 Foundation grants

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The Future2 Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Financial Planning Association (FPA), has opened applications for its 2019 Make the Difference! Grant program that supports young Australians aged 12 to 25 years experiencing social, financial or physical hardship. Financial planners from across Australia contribute to Future2 by nominating organisations for the annual grant program, making […]

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Mental Health: Prevention is better than cure

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The intersection of psychology and neuroscience demonstrates there is a lot that people can do to prevent mental health problems, according to Vanessa Bennett, CEO of Next Evolution Performance. “Around half of all Australians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime,” Ms Bennett says. “However, in the same way that you don’t usually go […]

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June 30 a trigger for giving but it is important to do it right

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The end of financial year contains a tax sting for many and – combined with a desire to give to causes that make a difference to our communities – can be a trigger for philanthropy and charitable giving. Recent ATO statistics confirm that Australia continues to be a charitable nation – with Australians donating $3.5 […]

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Australian Ethical opens Community Grants program; more than $3 million awarded since program began

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Australian Ethical has opened its Community Grants program for 2019 and is inviting grassroots organisations that are making positive humanitarian, environmental and animal welfare impacts to apply. Australian Ethical’s grants program is a defining feature of the company’s role as one of Australia’s leading purpose-driven organisations. To date, it has delivered more than $3 million […]

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Working 5 to 9: one in three Australians clock off work and on to their passion

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More than two thirds (67 per cent) of Australians are currently working on a side project as they look to turn their passion into a reality, according to new research from the AMP Foundation. This has led to the rise of the 5pm to 9pm working day that is seeing more than a third (37 […]

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Financial services workers more stressed and less engaged than average

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Over a quarter of people in the financial services industry experience very high levels of stress in their job, according to SuperFriend, the workplace mental health and wellbeing partner for the superannuation and insurance industry. The Financial and Insurance Services Industry Profile Report, an industry snapshot taken from SuperFriend’s annual Indicators of a Thriving Workplace survey of 5,000 […]

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