A crisis, it is often said, brings out the best in people. It can also bring out the best in companies, it seems.
Last year BHP gave $50 million to support coronavirus research and treatment, while Telstra gave $44 million towards bushfire relief.
The devastating bushfires of the 2019-20 summer and the outbreak of COVID-19 are two of the biggest disasters to hit Australia in living memory. The fires destroyed 13 million hectares across Australia, killing 33 people, while the COVID-19 pandemic has so far infected nearly 29,000 Australians and killed more than 900.
Read more in the Australian Financial Review.