The Australian Government has released a report revealing how people have become increasingly reluctant to help children’s charities.
The report is the first of its kind to examine why Australians are less likely to give to charities that provide children’s services.
It also reveals the barriers many Australians face when seeking to donate.
The Government report has been commissioned by the Australian Council for Child Development (ACCD), which represents organisations that provide child care and home care services, and the Salvation Army.
The authors interviewed over 1,000 people, all Australians aged 18 and over, about their attitudes towards charity and their experiences of giving to charities.
They also collected information about where people went to donate their time, and whether or not they had previously donated.
The findings show that more than two thirds of Australians who donated $10,000 or more to charity were concerned that giving money to charities would go towards making them more powerful.
The most common reasons for not donating to charities were a lack of awareness about charities and that they were not a charity that was relevant to their life.
A third of respondents said they felt that giving to charity was not worthwhile, and a fifth said that donating to charity had not been a good use of their time.
“We need to have an informed conversation about what kind of charities we are donating to, and what kind we would like to see for the future,” says the report’s author, Dr Paul Farrar, from the University of Melbourne’s School of Public Health.
“What are the benefits of supporting a charity?”
Dr Farra told ABC Radio National’s The World Today program that there are some benefits to giving money towards charity.
“It’s a really good way to contribute to people, and it’s a good way of providing the social support that we need,” he said.
Dr Farra said the study showed that giving less money to charity can be beneficial to people’s lives, and help them to make more informed decisions about how to give.
“When you give money to a charity, you can help people feel that they are contributing, and that their actions have a positive impact,” he says.
The study found that more and more Australians are becoming aware of how much money they can give to charity, but that the number of people who have donated less than $10 has risen over time.
This has prompted the ACCD to launch its ‘Do No Harm’ campaign.
The campaign aims to raise awareness about the benefits that charity can have, and how to contribute more.
The charity also encourages Australians to donate in larger amounts.
The researchers found that people are most likely to donate $5,000 to $10 in the past five years, but this has decreased slightly in the last two years.
The largest increase was in the years before the Great Recession, when more people gave to charity.
The survey also found that most Australians feel that giving more money to the charities they are donating money to would go into their own pockets.
Dr Farrell said people were also hesitant to donate because they were afraid that the money would go to the wrong people.
“If you donate to charity for a child’s care, that child’s family is the charity that is supporting that child, and you’re donating that money to that child you’re also making a commitment that that child will not get access to the services that they need,” Dr Farrell told The World TODAY.
“There are no other charities that are so committed to providing that child the services they need.”
Children’s hospital charities are also being affected by the changes in the Australian Government report.
The ABC has contacted the Australian Children’s Hospital (ACH) to ask why the Government is so reluctant in its report to support children’s hospitals.
A spokesperson for ACH said the report “reflects an evolving national landscape, including a significant increase in funding to child care, with the Government recognising the value of providing a child-friendly environment”.
The Australian Health Foundation has also been affected by what it has seen as a shift in the Government’s approach to children.
It is calling for the Government to reconsider its approach to child health services and the ACH’s report should be taken into account.
“The report does not go far enough,” said Dr Mark Pritchard, Chief Executive of the Australian Health Federation.
“This report is a damning indictment of the Government and the Government-run organisations that support children and their families.
He said the Government should review its approach in light of the latest findings. “
Achieving children’s wellbeing requires an informed, compassionate and responsible approach that ensures children are cared for appropriately, supported appropriately and have the best possible outcome,” Dr Pritchers said.
He said the Government should review its approach in light of the latest findings.
“To do so would be an appropriate first step,” Dr Prichard said.
Children’s organisations have been lobbying the Government for