Future2 grants $70,000 to young Australians in need

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Seven community not-for-profits have been selected for the 2014 Future2 Make the Difference! Grants, with $70,000 awarded to programs that will support young Australians who are socially and financially disadvantaged. Making the announcement at the Future2 Gala Dinner at the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) Professionals Congress in Sydney tonight, Future2 director/trustee Matthew Rowe […]

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AMP’s Tomorrow Fund awards $1 million to talented Aussies

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AMP’s Tomorrow Fund has given away $1 million in grants in its inaugural year to 47 talented individuals across Australia striving to achieve a goal that will make a positive contribution to Australia. The winners, dubbed AMP’s Tomorrow Makers, are from all fields of endeavour including technology, sport, social enterprise, small business, health, education, non-profit, […]

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Perpetual announces 2014 Patrick White Literary Award winner 

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Brian Castro honoured for outstanding contribution to Australian literature Perpetual, as trustee, has announced Brian Castro, acclaimed novelist and essayist, as the 2014 winner of the Patrick White Literary Award. Benefitting from the proceeds of the Trust of Patrick White’s 1973 Nobel Prize for Literature, Mr Castro will receive $24,000 in recognition of his outstanding […]

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Perpetual makes an IMPACT with its philanthropy model

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Perpetual has launched IMPACT Philanthropy which combines a strategic approach with sustained support for philanthropists and not-for-profit (NFP) organisations to help provide maximum community benefit. Perpetual’s General Manager of Philanthropy, Andrew Thomas, said IMPACT Philanthropy reinforces what philanthropists know all too well that every investment in philanthropy is about making a tangible difference. “Impact has […]

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SSE & BT Social Entrepreneur Incubator heats-up

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Introducing 23 social change-makers SSE Australia & BT kicked off their first joint incubator program to transform Australia’s next group of change-making social enterprises. The program, also supported by the Westpac Foundation and ideated earlier this year, has recruited 23 entrepreneurs who have an idea for or an existing socially conscious start-up with a high […]

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Record number of students rise to AMP University Challenge

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A team from Griffith University in Queensland has won the AMP University Challenge in a year that saw a record number of entrants. The AMP University Challenge is a national financial planning competition open to all Australian university students who want to find out first-hand what being a financial planner is all about. This year, […]

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New research shows true cost of mental illness and suicide

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SuperMIND benchmark research aims to help better support members wellbeing SuperFriend – a not for profit mental health foundation formed by Industry Super Funds and their insurers – today released a ground breaking study into the real cost and level of insurance claims relating to mental illness and suicide. In association with IFS Insurance Solutions, […]

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Financial literacy in schools: teach the children well

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Financial planner, Christine Hornery, CFP, director of FMS Group and Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) 2012 Female Excellence in Advice Award winner, has welcomed comments made by Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) Chairman, Greg Medcraft last week that financial literacy for children is a top priority. Commenting on a speech[1] made by Mr Medcraft […]

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 ‘Bike and blend’: Advisers take AIA Vitality to the people 

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Interactive kiosks set up in Melbourne and Sydney Connecting bicycles and smoothies with life insurance might seem like a difficult task, but that’s exactly the challenge AIA Australia is giving financial advisers as they take AIA Vitality on a pilot roadshow around Australian shopping centres. In the last few months, the life insurer has partnered […]

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2014 ICNZ & ANZIIF Scholarship launches to give global opportunity to New Zealand insurance professional

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The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (the Institute) and ICNZ are pleased to announce the opening of submissions for the 2014 ICNZ & ANZIIF Scholarship. The Scholarship, which involves the submission of a 2,500 word essay on a prescribed topic, aims to recognise a New Zealand insurance professional with outstanding business […]

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