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Senate backs charities in disallowing proposed ACNC changes

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 26th November 2021 -  Charities said the proposed changes threatened to shut down organisations for speaking out, or for taking part in protest

‘It’s really come out of nowhere’: Charities dismayed by changes to political campaigners bill

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 23rd November 2021 -  Advocates believe the amendments need more scrutiny and consideration 

Opinion

Servicing the needs of a growing Australian charity sector

Dr Gary Johns, Thursday, 4th November 2021 -  Following the publication of the ACNC’s annual report, charity commissioner Dr Gary Johns reflects on the regulator’s achievements over the past 12 months.

Opinion

Performance failures at the charities regulator

David Crosbie, Thursday, 21st October 2021 -  The performance of the ACNC has gone backwards when it should have been improving, writes David Crosbie, who argues the latest ACNC Annual Report is disappointing at best.

ACNC annual report unveiled

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 20th October 2021 -  The report sets out the charity commission’s achievements during a year of significant change and uncertainty

Opinion

Costly reforms that will deter volunteer directors

Sue Woodward AM, Thursday, 14th October 2021 -  Not only is the pure dollar cost of the proposed expansion of the ACNC’s powers too high, it could have a significant effect on recruiting, inducting and retaining great people for charity board roles, writes Sue Woodward AM, chief adviser of Not-f

New charity regulations could cost sector $150 million

Luke Michael, Monday, 11th October 2021 -  “Not only will these changes crack down on the free speech of charities across Australia, the burdensome red tape will affect service delivery”

Liberal-led committee rails against government advocacy crackdown

Luke Michael, Monday, 4th October 2021 -  The committee believes a proposal to change governance standards may infringe on a charity’s implied freedom of political communication

Government extends charity registration requirement for DGRs

Luke Michael, Monday, 27th September 2021 -  Existing DGR organisations will have 12 months to register as a charity, if they haven’t already 

Global Citizen’s advocacy given green light by tribunal

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 21st September 2021 -  Charity leaders say advocacy is a key part of a charities mission
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