The Workplace Giving Program allows employees under the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984 (MOP(S) Act) to donate directly from their pre-tax pay to one or more of the charities or non-profit organisations listed below. This program provides a benefit to the participating charities and organisations by reducing administrative and fund raising costs, while also providing them with regular donations.
How Does a Workplace Giving Program Work?
Donations are deducted from an employee’s pre-tax pay, reducing the tax paid. At the end of each financial year, MaPS will inform participating employees of the amount that they have donated during that financial year to enable them to include that amount as a deduction from their taxable income within their tax returns.
More information in relation to workplace giving programs, including tax implications, can be found on the Australian Taxation Office website.
How to Participate
Email Ministerial and Parliamentary Services stating which charities or non-profit organisations from the list below that you wish to donate to and the amount you wish to donate. Please indicate if you wish to make your donation an ongoing arrangement or a one off donation. A minimum amount of $2.00 per donation is required. You may start or stop your donations at any time by sending another email to the above address. MaPS will process your request and your donations will be deducted from the next available pay cycle.
The Employee Consultative Group has selected the following organisations to be part of the MOP(S) Act employee Workplace Giving Program:
- Beyond Blue
- Bush Heritage Australia
- Cancer Council of Australia
- Fred Hollows Foundation
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
- International Women’s Development Agency
- Landcare Australia
- Lifeline Australia
- Make a Wish Foundation
- National Breast Cancer Foundation
- Red Cross
- Salvation Army
- Starlight Foundation
- St Vincent de Paul
- The Alannah and Madeline Foundation
- The Smith Family
- Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA
Information about each organisation and the work that it undertakes may be found on the website of each organisation.