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BizRebuild is a business-led initiative, developed by the Business Council of Australia, to provide practical and on the ground assistance to small and local businesses left devastated by the bushfires.
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It is designed to run for five years specifically to help businesses recover to create jobs, rebuild stronger communities and restore thriving local economies.
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It is funded by a charitable trust with deductible gift recipient status so that all donations over $2 are tax deductible.
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The advisory committee is chaired by General the Hon. Sir Peter Cosgrove (Retd) who has firsthand experience in recovery efforts in Australia and overseas. He is joined by prominent Australians to provide independent and expert advice including John Anderson AO, Rebecca Frizelle, Danny Gilbert AM, Richard Goyder AO, Katie Page, Tim Reed, Tony Shepherd AO, Yvonne von Hartel AM and Jennifer Westacott AO

Who is running the initiative?

General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove (Retd) who has firsthand experience in recovery efforts in Australia and overseas is the chair of the initiative.

Lisa Paul AO PSM, who coordinated the federal government’s domestic response to the Bali bombings, is coordinating the committee’s work.

The advisory committee includes John Anderson AO, Rebecca Frizelle, Danny Gilbert AM, Richard Goyder AO, Katie Page, Tim Reed, Tony Shepherd AO, Yvonne von Hartel AM and Jennifer Westacott AO.

BizRebuild has the best people around the country giving us independent and expert advice. BizRebuild will be transparently held to account about how all funds are spent.

Equity Trustees will perform the role of trustee for the Community Rebuilding Trust. Equity Trustees will work closely with the Committee to administer and manage the trust, including conducting the annual audit and reporting publicly as required.