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‘They are not just an attack on charities. They are an attack on democracy.’

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 4th August 2021 -  The charity sector has 15 days to secure support for a disallowance motion to prevent controversial changes to governance standards becoming law, after the regulations were tabled

‘There’s no need for these regulations’ – Charities fear changes to governance standards will have a negative effect

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 27th July 2021 -  Nearly one in six charities believe they could have faced deregistration in the past year if the controversial new regime had been in place 

Charities turn to UN for help amid advocacy battle

Luke Michael, Thursday, 22nd July 2021 -  The Fred Hollows Foundation, Oxfam and Anglicare are among the charities that have petitioned the UN for support 

Liberal senator speaks out against government crackdown on charities

Luke Michael, Monday, 19th July 2021 -  Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells has echoed concerns from the charity sector

How will the proposed changes to governance standards affect you? We want to know.

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 15th July 2021 -  Charities are being encouraged to take part in a survey on the impacts of the government’s proposed changes

The government is clamping down on charities – and it could have a chilling effect on peaceful protest

Krystian Seibert, Tuesday, 6th July 2021 -  There is no clear evidence that new regulations intended to crack down on “illegal behaviour” are even needed, writes Krystian Seibert, who explains what the proposed regulations could mean for charities.

New reforms to simplify financial reporting for more than 5,000 charities

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 1st July 2021 -  The changes will save small and medium charities thousands of dollars a year

Charities still wary of updated plan to change governance standards

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 29th June 2021 -  The government says new laws will not impose a burden on charities already obeying the law     

Charities use full-page ad to condemn proposed regulations

Luke Michael, Thursday, 24th June 2021 -  “These regulations must be abandoned. The work of Australia’s charities should not be stifled when the country needs us the most”

ACNC head says ‘very few’ charities are acting illegally despite crackdown

Luke Michael, Thursday, 10th June 2021 -  Amid the Morrison’s government’s push to crackdown on the issue of “activist” charities, the charities commissioner says current data does not suggest this is a problem   
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