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"Of droughts and flooding rains": Philanthropy for health and medical research

McGregor-Lowndes, Myles & Scaife, Wendy A. (2008) "Of droughts and flooding rains": Philanthropy for health and medical research. Medical Journal of Australia, 188(11), pp. 631-632.

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Abstract

Donations to health and medical research (HMR) are in the recent news. Mining magnate Clive Palmer recently pledged AUS$100M to medical research – an Australian record – though somewhat eclipsed by 'gigaphilanthropists' the Gates' multi billion dollar inputs to research and health delivery. The prefix 'gigas' is Latin for 'giant' and it is worth asking where are the giants of Australian giving. With Australian philanthropist, former Microsoft VP Daniel Petre recently slamming the generosity of richer Aussies (Connors 2008, see also Madden and Scaife 2008), it is timely to see where HMR giving stands. How do we compare with other nations and what is the forecast for the far horizon?

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ID Code: 14043
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: philanthropy, medical funding, research funding
ISSN: 0025-729X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > OTHER ECONOMICS (149900) > Economics not elsewhere classified (149999)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > ACCOUNTING AUDITING AND ACCOUNTABILITY (150100) > Accounting Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified (150199)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Australasian Medical Publishing Company
Deposited On: 17 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2013 22:39

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