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Water & Catchment Policy Centre

The Ian Potter Foundation and The Myer Foundation shared a vision to create a new, independent, authoritative and trusted centre that can rebuild trust and work collaboratively with all stakeholders to find common ground on water and catchment policy reforms. A coalition of 15 philanthropic funders has now committed to investing in the future by establishing a national and fully independent policy centre focused on helping improve the way decisions are made about water and catchments across Australia. This undertaking is the result of more than two years of research and analysis, assisted by specialist firms consulting with an international and national group of experts.

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Responsible investing

The Myer Foundation and Australian Communities Foundation are the latest (and largest) grantmakers to join a growing number of foundations seeking to amplify their positive social and environmental impact by aligning their investments with their mission, with a goal to direct 100% of their portfolios towards responsible investments.

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A New Approach: Insight Report 1

A Sept 2019 report released by independent think tank, A New Approach, shows local governments are seeing the value of arts and culture in their communities, and are responding by stepping up their financial commitment and playing a bigger role in government support for arts and culture. The report, The Big Picture: public expenditure on artistic, cultural and creative activity in Australia, is a comprehensive snapshot of our federal, state and local governments’ financial commitment to arts and culture since 2007. Together, Australia’s governments commit close to $7 billion to arts and culture each year, or one percent of their total combined expenditure.

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