Thursday, November 28, 2002

Economy benefiting from non-profit institutions

Non-profit institutions are contributing $30 billion a year to Australia's economy.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has found about a third of that comes from volunteers who worked free for more than 550 million hours in 1999/2000.

That means non-profit organisations contribute more to the economy than industries including hospitality and recreation.

By ABC Online 28 Nov 2002