Philanthropy & Charity

SPECIAL REPORT: Wealthy Western Australians have made some eye-popping philanthropic pledges over the years but none as large as one of Gina Rinehart’s recent moves.

SPECIAL REPORT: A specialist indigenous publisher in Broome has achieved its most successful fundraising campaign, after Creative Partnerships Australia helped it secure the backing of two philanthropic family foundations in Perth.

The Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia has appointed Ross Wortham chief executive officer.

Mr Wortham started with YACWA in January as director, policy and advocacy.

Western Australia's economic slowdown has hit the charity sector, with the value of donations per person falling last year, in contrast to every other state where the value of donations increased, a new report has found.

Western Australian corporate leader Geoff Rasmussen passed away on Friday night after a long battle with cancer.

The Cancer Council WA has launched its 2016 Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, urging businesses to help reach $1.7 million this year. 

Jade Lewis’s program to help female offenders gain employment, overcome stigma and resist temptation is now being expanded into a social enterprise.

John van Bockxmeer has been named a 40under40 finalist for his commitment to creating healthier WA communities. He has also been recognised with the Inspiring Possibilities award.


It appears Water Corporation employees know the value of precious liquid more than most, with the government-owned entity recording the most blood donations of any Western Australian organisation for a fifth year in a row.

Another well known Western Australian political identity’s days may be numbered, with Scott Ludlam, WA Greens Australia senator and Leukaemia Foundation’s World Greatest Shave participant, stepping up his campaign to eliminate Gary, also known as his hair. 

A unique Western Australian project aimed at challenging the perception that philanthropy is the preserve of a wealthy elite has facilitated its first major donation.

The future of a not-for-profit drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre considered among the strictest in Australia is in doubt due to a planning dispute.

Local vendors of The Big Issue showed prominent Perth business leaders and politicians what it’s like to sell the street magazine today as part of a campaign to increase awareness of the everyday challenges facing the homeless and disadvantaged.

Disability services provider Rocky Bay has taken over the services of 45-year-old agency Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Western Australia.

Western Australians donating household items for people affected by the bushfires in the South West have been so generous that St Vincent de Paul Society WA has been inundated with goods exceeding its capacity to deliver them.

The small Western Australian township of Yarloop appears to have been virtually wiped out and three residents are unaccounted for following an unpredictable bushfire, with the Insurance Council of Australia declaring it a catastrophe.

One of the nation’s leading providers of no-interest loans is preparing to merge with a Western Australian charity in order to remain viable.

A number of Perth’s leading community sector experts have spoken candidly about why it is so difficult to measure the impact their work has on those they’re helping and society at large.

Western Australians lead the nation in charitable giving according to recent Roy Morgan Research which has revealed 71 per cent of the state’s population gave to charity in the past year, compared with the national average of 66 per cent.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is seeking to buy what will be the first flight simulator of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, as part of plans to develop a state-of-the-art training centre in Western Australia.