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Look how far we’ve come: Charities

Luke Michael, Thursday, 28th May 2020 -  As Pro Bono Australia celebrates its 20th birthday, we are examining how far the social sector has come since 2000. Here we take a look at charities, and the major changes that have shaped the sector so far this millennium.   

Australian charities over 20 years: A timeline

Luke Michael, Thursday, 28th May 2020 -  The landscape for charities in Australia has shifted dramatically over the past 20 years. We take a look back through the Pro Bono News archives to re-examine some of the key events that have gripped the sector.

2018 a top year for charities

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 27th May 2020 -  The charities commission has released the latest data on Australian charities  

ACNC needs to reassess its ‘light touch’ approach, audit finds

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 1st April 2020 -  The charities watchdog was found to be mostly effective in its role, but issues were highlighted around compliance and building public trust

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.  
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