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Final report is being prepared

What is an inquiry?

  • Why the inquiry?
  • Call for submissions
  • Draft report
  • Final report

What we’ve been asked to look at

The Productivity Commission has been asked to analyse motivations for philanthropic giving in Australia and identify opportunities to grow it further.

Read the Terms of Reference Media release

Call for submissions and initial submissions

The Commission issued a call for submissions on 23 March 2023. In their submissions, inquiry participants should provide evidence to support their views, including data and specific examples where possible.

Initial submissions were due by 5 May 2023.

Read the call for submissions

Draft report release

The draft report sets out the Commission’s draft findings and recommendations relating to motivations for philanthropic giving in Australia and opportunities to grow it further.

Submissions were due by 9 February 2024.

Read the draft report

Final report to Government and release

The final inquiry report is to be handed to the Australian Government by 10 May 2024.

The release of the final report by the Government is the final step in the process.

Under the Productivity Commission Act 1998, the Government is required to table the report in each House of the Parliament within 25 sitting days of receipt.

Next milestone

Final report to Government by 10 May 2024


Who are the Commissioners?

Julie Abramson
Krystian Seibert
Associate Commissioner

Who to contact

Philanthropy inquiry team
Ph: 02 6240 3261


Free call: 1800 020 083

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