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Dear Commissioner: Community Council for Australia

David Crosbie, Monday, 1st August 2022 -  No one wants the ACNC to succeed in its role more than the sector itself and hugely knowledgable sector leaders are ready to offer advice, guidance and support, writes David Crosbie in our Dear Commissioner bonus edition. 

Government opens applications for ACNC commissioner

Danielle Kutchel, Friday, 29th July 2022 -  The advertisement highlights the commissioner’s role in enhancing charities’ confidence to pursue purpose.


Dear Commissioner: Krystian Seibert

Krystian Seibert, Friday, 29th July 2022 -  In part five of Dear Commissioner, Krystian Seibert offers the yet-to-be-appointed ACNC commissioner some advice involving Tina Turner.


Dear Commissioner: Hands Off Our Charities alliance

Ray Yoshida, Thursday, 28th July 2022 -  In part four of our Dear Commissioner series, Ray Yoshida of the Hands Off Our Charities alliance, which represents over 100 organisations, asks the new head of the ACNC to end the climate of fear in which charities are operating. 


Dear Commissioner: Oxfam Australia

Ngarra Murray, Wednesday, 27th July 2022 -  In part three of our Dear Commissioner series, Wamba Wamba, Yorta Yorta, Dja Dja Wurrung, and Dhudhuroa woman and executive lead, First Peoples Program at Oxfam Australia, Ngarra Murray, advises the future commissioner of the ACNC to keep the princip


Dear Commissioner: ASRC

Kon Karapanagiotidis, Tuesday, 26th July 2022 -  In part two of our Dear Commissioner series, the CEO and founder of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) Kon Karapanagiotidis encourages whoever is appointed commissioner of the ACNC to reduce red tape and duplicate reporting requirements and all


Dear Commissioner: ACOSS

Edwina MacDonald, Monday, 25th July 2022 -  In part one of our Dear Commissioner series, the acting CEO of the Australian Council of Social Service advises the future commissioner of the ACNC to redefine the organisation’s focus in line with its founding purpose. 

Acting deputy commissioner for ACNC announced as Johns steps down

Samantha Freestone, Thursday, 21st July 2022 -  The ACNC has a new acting commissioner, but filling the position permanently may still be some time away.


Rebooting the ACNC

David Crosbie, Thursday, 30th June 2022 -  When it comes to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission, what is needed now is not wholesale changes to what was a very successful organisation, but a reset of culture to one of engagement rather than enforcement, writes David Crosbie

ACNC head announces plans to step down

David Crosbie, Friday, 3rd June 2022 -  The news has been welcomed by many in the charities sector who believe Dr Gary Johns was the “wrong appointment at the wrong time”.
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