12 September 2017

What philanthropy, advocacy, and policy influencers can learn from political economy

Philanthropic funding to advocate for the broad public interest is vital to getting better government. Speaking at the Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit, John Daley explores four themes about the public interest and philanthropy.

10 September 2017

Philanthropy important when the public interest often has few friends

This week “philanthropy” meets “parliament” in a biennial summit at Parliament House in Canberra. In the past this might well have been a feel-good exercise in which prominent philanthropists were feted for their good works funding new hospital wings and housing the homeless. But philanthropy is increasingly meeting parliament in ways that are less comfortable.