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  • How do charitable Aussies share their time and money?
  • How do charitable Aussies share their time and money?
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How charitable are Australians?

Nothing in Australia goes down better than a good charity moustache, or running hundreds of kilometres in the name of a good cause. But between 2010 and 2016, the nation lost the top spot in the Charity Giving Index, falling six places. Is there a sudden shortage of generosity Down Under?

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What does it mean to be charitable? Are we really as generous as we could be? In Australia, nothing goes down better than a good charity moustache or running hundreds of kilometres in the name of a good cause. But is that enough to affect any real change?

In 2014, Australian charities made $6.8 billion from donations and bequests. In the same year, 80% of charities relied on volunteers, and philanthropic organisations donated over $500 million, with social welfare and children topping the lengthy list of worthy causes. [1][2]

So it’s fair to say that ...

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