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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

Opinion

Transparency – sure thing!

David Crosbie, Thursday, 12th August 2021 -  Most of us in the charity sector believe in transparency, but it is both hypocritical and ill-informed for this government to argue the community is demanding more transparency from charities in disaster recovery or in any other area, writes David Cr

Senate urged to ‘stand up’ for charities

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 10th August 2021 -  Time is slowly running out for charities to secure support for a disallowance motion that would stop controversial new regulations coming into effect

‘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 
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