David Gonski launches 30% Club ‘Surge for Diversity’ Campaign

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The 30 % Club has launched the 30% ‘Surge for Diversity’ campaign to increase the momentum for change in Australia’s boardrooms, and is calling on the corporate community for support. Launching the campaign at a 30% Club meeting in Sydney today, ANZ chair and prominent supporter of the 30% Club, David Gonski AC, said that […]

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Philanthropic giving – Private Ancillary Fund (PAF)

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“To give away money is an easy matter and in any man’s power. But to decide to whom to give it and how large and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in every man’s power nor an easy matter.” (Aristotle c. 384 B.C. to 322 B.C.) This article on planned giving structures […]

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Infocus financial advisers dig deep for children’s charity

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Infocus has presented the Starlight Children’s Foundation with a cheque for $8340.50. Speaking at their national head office on the Sunshine Coast, Infocus Managing Director Darren Steinhardt said “As Financial Advisers, we work hard to make a positive difference in the lives of our clients. “With the Starlight Foundation, we have been given the opportunity […]

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Equity Trustees concerned proposed law would stifle advocacy by charities and increase red tape

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Equity Trustees’ Chairman, the Hon Jeff Kennett AC, says a proposed Federal Government bill would stifle public advocacy by many charities and add an unnecessary layer of red tape. “As Australia’s leading trustee with responsibility for more than 500 charitable trusts, Equity Trustees is deeply concerned the proposed bill has gone well beyond the original […]

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TAL completes first year of national skin check initiative

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Leading life insurer, TAL, brought its pop-up skin check clinic, TAL SpotChecker, to five iconic Australian locations over the 2017/18 summer providing 1,330 free skin checks. More than 1 in 2 people (51%) had their first ever skin check at TAL SpotChecker and 95% of people said they will now commit to getting regular professional […]

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St Vinnies Womens Crisis Centre wins $10,000 from Ezidebit

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Leading Australian payments provider Ezidebit has presented a $10,000 cheque to Connex client Simon Buckingham and Vinnies Women’s Crisis Centre. In December, Ezidebit clients old and new received the opportunity to go into the draw to win $10,000 for their chosen charity. Connex Online managing director Simon Buckingham won and chose Vinnies Women’s Crisis Centre […]

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Female board appointments spike as 2018 deadline draws closer

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30% Club and AICD release thought provoking video showing the type of questions female board candidates are still being asked in interviews. The percentage of female appointments to ASX 200 boards has spiked in 2018, according to a new report released on International Women’s Day by the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). Women accounted […]

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AIA Australia launches Australia’s Healthiest Workplace 2018

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AIA Australia has announced the launch of the Australia’s Healthiest Workplace Survey 2018 by AIA Vitality. It is the first science-based workplace survey in Australia that examines employee lifestyle, clinical indicators, stress and mental health, to understand the associated impact on wellbeing and productivity at an individual and company level. Damien Mu, CEO of AIA […]

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AIA Australia sponsors Pain Revolution to help fight chronic pain

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AIA Australia yesterday announced its partnership with Pain Revolution, a community based educational program aiming to help people who suffer from chronic – or persistent – pain. The initiative is driven by Professor Lorimer Moseley, a pain scientist at the University of South Australia with over 25 years’ experience treating persistent pain. Each year five […]

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Omega to host tribute to George Vassos

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Omega Global Investors (Omega) will host a February tribute to its co-founder and former managing director, Mr George Vassos, and all the money raised will support the Rare Cancers Australia charity. George passed away in December 2016 from cancer aged just 46 years. He was survived by his wife Shannon and three young daughters. A […]

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