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ACNC to undertake DGR reviews

Luke Michael, Monday, 16th March 2020 -  The charities commission will review 500 Public Benevolent Institutions this year 

Government vows to remove ACNC secrecy provisions, but won’t budge on fundraising reform

Luke Michael, Friday, 6th March 2020 -  The government has released its response to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission review

Opinion

Predictions for 2020: Charities

Dr Gary Johns, Monday, 10th February 2020 -  Charities can expect transparency, fundraising regulation, wealth transfers and innovation to come under the spotlight as we move into the 2020s, writes Dr Gary Johns, commissioner of the Australian Charities and Not-for profits Commission (ACNC).

ACNC puts charities on hold

Luke Michael, Monday, 21st October 2019 -  The regulator says a major IT upgrade is to blame for a blowout in call waiting times

ACNC takes action on charity linked to controversial animal farm

Luke Michael, Monday, 19th August 2019 -  An organisation linked to a rescue farm that was raided for alleged animal cruelty has been stripped of its charitable status, the charities watchdog has revealed. 

Government under pressure to take action on fundraising reform

Luke Michael, Thursday, 15th August 2019 -  Labor has vowed to keep pressure on the Morrison government to urgently fix fundraising laws, warning that continued inaction is costing charities millions of dollars in red tape.  

ACNC commissioner reveals CLASSIE new marketplace for charities

Wendy Williams, Monday, 5th August 2019 -  The charity sector does not need new regulations or standards, just good information, says Dr Gary Johns, who announced the new ACNC Charity Marketplace will commence on 1 July 2020. 

Charity report criticised for missing detail

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 21st May 2019 -  The significantly shorter length of the Australian Charities Report has copped criticism from sector advocates, with some describing it as a “superficial overview” of the 47,000 Annual Information Statements submitted by charities.  

Next government urged to prioritise the ACNC

Luke Michael, Thursday, 18th April 2019 -  Not-for-profit leaders are calling on Australia’s next federal government to prioritise the charity sector by cutting red tape, fully resourcing the charities commission and protecting advocacy.

In Conversation

In Conversation: Dr Gary Johns

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 15th March 2018 -  Dr Gary Johns is the commissioner of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).
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