RICH PICKINGS: Australia's unsung philanthropists

The philanthropic contributions of Australia's wealthy are relatively puny compared to their US counterparts. But the comparison is unfair, and new rules are set to see charitable contributions grow.

Yet arguably a more generous donation was made in Sydney last week. And it received very few headlines outside of Australia.

John Grill, the long-time CEO and major shareholder of engineering giant WorleyParsons announced he was giving $20 million to his alma mater, University of Sydney, to fund a school of project management.

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