Lara Bourguignon appointed Chair of MLC Community Foundation

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The MLC Community Foundation has appointed Lara Bourguignon as its new Chair taking effect from 1 April 2014. Established in 2008 as part of MLC, the wealth management arm of NAB, the Foundation provides tangible support to Australian communities by investing in key areas of need and employee interest and, in particular, improving the mental […]

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Genesys advisers raise $1 million for Children First

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AMP’s Genesys Wealth Advisers has raised over $1 million for children’s charity Children First Foundation, with a recent surge in fundraising of $51,000 tipping the total raised by Genesys into seven figures since the first donation in 1999. Children First Foundation aids children from developing and war torn countries to have life changing surgery in […]

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Million dollar scholarship program boosts students’ success

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Young Australians have shared in more than $1 million worth of scholarships thanks to Bendigo and Adelaide Bank and its program partners. This year the Bank has handed out more than 170 scholarships, to first and second year students. The program has been made possible thanks to support from the Bank’s Community Bank® network, and […]

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BT and School for Social Entrepreneurs launch Social Entrepreneur Incubator

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BT and the School for Social Entrepreneurs have  launched a new program to support Australia’s emerging social entrepreneurs. The SSE & BT Social Entrepreneur Incubator is an annual learning program for up to 25 students who have an idea for a start-up venture with a lasting community benefit. BT, one of Australia’s most respected and […]

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Inspiring Change in Financial Advice

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The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) Inspire (AFA Inspire) initiative is throwing its support behind International Women’s Day this weekend in order to encourage women in the wider community to seek financial advice for a more secure financial future. AFA Inspire Chair, Deborah Kent, said the International Women’s Day theme Inspiring Change holds a very […]

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Future2 maps new route and sets dates for 5th cycling fundraiser

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The 2014 Future2 Wheel Classic – the annual long-distance cycling event that is now an established part of the foundation’s fundraising calendar – will follow a new route from Melbourne to Adelaide between 13-19 November. The cyclists will ride into Adelaide to a reception on the eve of the Financial Planning Association’s Professionals Congress. Expressions […]

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ANZ “GAYTMs” out and proud in support of diversity

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Thousands of rhinestones, facial hair and vibrant colours – not what you’re normally on the look out for when you’re hunting down an ATM. But for the duration of Sydney’s world famous Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, ANZ has glammed up its ATM fleet in celebration of diversity and inclusion. ANZ has commissioned artists to […]

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Equity Trustees distributes over $14.5 million as demand from charities soars

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Equity Trustees distributed more than $14.5 million last year to charities on behalf of the 206 charitable trusts it manages, following the directions and wishes of the trusts’ founders. The charitable trusts managed by Equity Trustees total more than $490 million in value and are comprised of private ancillary funds, public ancillary funds (including the […]

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Seasons greetings from AdviserVoice

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Wishing you a safe and happy festive season. We look forward to bringing you the latest news and perspectives from practioners, industry bodies and all other areas of the Australian Financial Services industry in 2014. Best wishes, the AdviserVoice team

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Philanthropy the catalyst for broader social change, says The Trust Company

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NFP partnerships contribute to discernible social impact Australian not-for-profit organisations (NFPs) need to better collaborate with strategic partners, the corporate sector and government to tap into the full potential of philanthropy in fostering social change, according to a new report released by The Trust Company. Produced in partnership with the Melbourne Business School, Engaged Philanthropy in practice […]

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