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5,500 Charities Lose Registration


Tuesday, 9th June 2015 at 11:35 am
Lina Caneva, Editor
Almost 5,500 organisations across Australia have lost their charity status for failing to complete the appropriate paperwork for two years in a row.

Tuesday, 9th June 2015
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Lina Caneva, Editor


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5,500 Charities Lose Registration
Tuesday, 9th June 2015 at 11:35 am

Almost 5,500 organisations across Australia have lost their charity status for failing to complete the appropriate paperwork for two years in a row.

Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) Commissioner, Susan Pascoe, said that after exhaustive inquiries it was presumed that many of the charities were inactive.

“We believe that many of these charities have not completed their reporting because they are no longer operating,” Pascoe said.

“However, deliberately or otherwise, these charities have not completed their reporting dating back more than two years, and we have a duty to the public to ensure that only charities that meet their obligations maintain charity status.

“By revoking these charities, the public now has access to an accurate and up-to-date register of 55,600 active and transparent Australian charities.”

The clean-up of the Charity Register has resulted in the removal or revocation of close to 9,000 charities since the ACNC was established in December 2012.

Pascoe also advised the public to check the legitimacy of charities before they donate.

“Some organisations call themselves charities but are not registered with the ACNC,” she said.

“The public should check before they donate and be wary of donating to charities that the ACNC has revoked but are still operating.

“Charities registered with the ACNC are more transparent about their activities and the public can access a lot of information about them, including their financial information, on the Charity Register.

“Charities registered with the ACNC are also required to meet minimum governance standards.”

Pascoe said charities can regain their charity status by completing their overdue reporting.

“Charities that have had their status revoked for failing to report two years in a row but are still operating will have their application to re-register with the ACNC fast-tracked once they have lodged any overdue reports.

“Charities can access step-by-step guidance on our website at acnc.gov.au or charities can also contact our team via phone on 13 22 62 or by email atadvice@acnc.gov.au.”

 


Lina Caneva  |  Editor |  @ProBonoNews

Lina Caneva has been a journalist for more than 35 years, and Editor of Pro Bono Australia News since it was founded in 2000.

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