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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   

Latest ACNC data shows a robust Australian charity sector pre-COVID

Nikki Stefanoff, Tuesday, 18th May 2021 -  But while sector leaders describe the report as very important, they caution that the data is 18 months old

Religious organisations slam plan to shut down charities for minor offences

Luke Michael, Thursday, 6th May 2021 -  Charity leaders say the sector is facing a red tape nightmare that will curtail charitable advocacy      

ACNC called upon to investigate the Church of Scientology’s charity status

Nikki Stefanoff, Wednesday, 7th April 2021 -  An investigation by The Age and Sydney Morning Herald has found the Church of Scientology shifted millions of dollars into Australia

ALP concerned by push to boost ACNC enforcement powers

Luke Michael, Thursday, 25th February 2021 -  But the Morrison government denies it is increasing the scope of the commissioner’s powers 
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