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  1. Rod Reeve
    Rod Reeve June 6, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    Thanks Luke for this interesting analysis. I often wonder if Australians are generous. In a report by the UK-based ‘Charitable Aid Foundation’, based on ‘all ATO tax returns that itemised a donation’, Australians gave $2.2 billion of donations in 2012. The government forgoes income tax revenue on a proportion of this money. Australia is ranked 11th in the world (individual giving as a % of GDP), behind (in order) USA, NZ, Canada, UK, Republic of Korea, Singapore, India, Russia, Italy, and the Netherlands. Ref here in ‘GROSS DOMESTIC PHILANTHROPY: An international analysis of GDP, tax and giving’. CAF, January 2016

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