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RATES PLUS
 
 

ACHIEVEMENT: Melbourne City Council ratepayers are given a voluntary option on use their rates notices to donate money to local organisations of their choice.

TARGET DATE: August 2004 PROGRESS: Some.

DESCRIPTION: Rates Plus would provide a tick box option on rate notices for ratepayers to donate money to organisations of their choice. As a purely voluntary measure, ratepayers can elected to donate to local organisations to whatever extent they wish.

Money could be forwarded by Melbourne City Council, and be paid directly to charities. If a trust fund is required to administer the money received and/or to determine which organisations eligible for inclusion in Rates Plus, Council may seek the assistance of organisations such as the Melbourne Community Foundation or Our Community

I have discussed this idea with a number of organisations and am developing a summary to put forward as a proposal to Council.

FURTHER INFORMATION: This idea was first suggested to me by Dennis Moriarty of the Melbourne based 'Our Community' organisation, as a means of allowing ratepayers with discretionary income to volunteer financial assistance towards local groups they consider deserving.

Click on the title to see the website of Our Community

Click on the title to see the website of : Melbourne Community Foundation

 

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23 April 2017: Only those who decline to scramble up the career ladder are interesting as human beings. Nothing is more boring than a man with a career: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918 -1956.

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