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PIJI’s submission to the Productivity Commission’s philanthropy inquiry

May 5, 2023

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May 2023

The Productivity Commission is currently conducting an inquiry into how to grow philanthropy in Australia. PIJI was invited to make a submission to this inquiry.

Initial submissions closed on 5 May, with a draft report expected in November.

PIJI’s submission to this inquiry focuses on key issues and findings from our previous research regarding the role philanthropy could play in public interest journalism.

Our submission highlights the fact that developing a not-for-profit (NFP) journalism sector in Australia has been repeatedly recommended and considered in parliamentary and regulatory inquiries over the past decade, with international evidence suggesting that a NFP journalism sector in Australia would support the growth of public interest journalism by supporting media diversity and addressing market failure in commercially unviable news practices, such as investigative journalism.

Read PIJI’s full submission here.

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