Philanthropy is the planned and structured giving of time, information, goods and services, influence and voice as well as money to improve the wellbeing of humanity and the community. For further information please see the Philanthropy Australia website.
Minister Morrison is personally committed to the importance of community:
“In our family, it has never been what you accumulate that matters but what you contribute.”
Former Minister for Social Services, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, in the House of Representatives, 14 February 2008.
“The Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership has a critical task. It is working hard to uncover the key barriers to giving. This will help to unlock private and corporate wealth that could be funneled into achieving positive social outcomes. The Partnership will help shape an enabling environment that will encourage social investments and build capacity in the community sector. Reducing red tape for the sector will be critical in achieving this.”
Former Minister for Social Services, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, January 2015.
“Generosity I think is very much part of our national fabric, it is the basis upon which our social society I think is sustained not just built. It is a generosity that extends beyond our most basic obligations, it is about a willingness to reach out and support those around us. ….. Solutions to social challenges need to involve businesses, philanthropic organisations, individuals, and the community. One of the reasons for that is all of the non-government players in each of those areas bring different disciplines, bring different focuses. It is not just the fact they are bringing some cash, they are bringing themselves and their application to the task; which in many ways is as important as the dollars they bring.”
Former Minister for Social Services, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, September 2015.