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Amid Australia’s escalating cost-of-living crisis, a significant majority – 78% – of individuals have reduced their charitable donations, according to research by The University of Queensland for Giving What We Can.

The survey underscores Australians’ enduring commitment to social impact, with 61% still valuing charitable giving despite financial pressures. However, the study reveals a disparity: while Australians perceive themselves as generous, they donate just 0.38% of GDP, less than comparably affluent nations.


Olivia Mitchell