Donations by Australia’s 50 biggest givers double in five years

11 June 2021

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In the Australian Financial Review’s recent 50 Biggest Givers List, seven members were recognised and of course all of them address climate and environment issues.

These AEGN members are playing an incredibly important leadership role in shining a light (and driving real action) on the most important issues of our generation. Thank you!

But of course, we need all 50 of the biggest donors to be giving to the environment. If there is someone you would like to introduce to the AEGN, contact

Analysis of the list

Analysis of the recent 2021 Rich List shows that only seven of the top 200 rich listers (or their families) are AEGN members and only a handful more give to environment and climate change issues.

We take our hats off to those AEGN members who have seen the light and are taking action on climate and the environment through funding. For the rest of our friends on the Rich List, if you do know any of them, why not introduce them to the AEGN? We’d be happy to have a chat about how they can make a difference in this critical decade.

Have you read about the class action brought by nine high school students?

The Federal Court of Australia found that the Minister for the Environment has a duty of care to avoid causing injury to young people while exercising her powers to approve a new coal project.

The words of Justice Mordecai Bromberg illustrate why this pivotal moment is so important.

It is difficult to characterise in a single phrase the devastation that the plausible evidence presented in this proceeding forecasts for the Children.

As Australian adults know their country, Australia will be lost and the World as we know it gone as well. The physical environment will be harsher, far more extreme and devastatingly brutal when angry. As for the human experience – quality of life, opportunities to partake in nature’s treasures, the capacity to grow and prosper – all will be greatly diminished.

Lives will be cut short. Trauma will be far more common and good health harder to hold and maintain. None of this will be the fault of nature itself. It will largely be inflicted by the inaction of this generation of adults, in what might fairly be described as the greatest inter-generational injustice ever inflicted by one generation of humans upon the next.

Justice Mordecai Bromberg

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