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Calls for Mandatory Fundraising Code Under ACL

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 24th April 2018 -  Fixing fundraising needs to be a priority before it becomes scandal-led reform, according to Not-for-profit Law, which is calling for a mandatory fundraising code to be contained

ACCC Raises Concerns With Charities’ Transparency Around Third-Party Fundraising

Luke Michael, Monday, 27th November 2017 -  New research has raised concerns about the level of transparency by some charities around third-party fundraising, and the disclosure of the size and structure of fees paid to these

Scam Warning on Government Grants

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 19th April 2017 -  The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is warning charities, small businesses  and individuals of the re-emergence of a scam offering money in the form of…

Finding a Simple Solution to Managing Debt Collection Rules

David Tennant, Thursday, 2nd February 2017 -  Is there a simple solution to Centrelink’s debt collection problems asks not-for-profit CEO David Tennant. There has been a lot of public discussion about Centrelink’s automated

Sophisticated Scammers Target NFPs

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 18th August 2016 -  Scammers posing as chief executives or suppliers have stolen at least half-a-million dollars from Not for Profits and businesses in Western Australia over the last two years, sparking

Fake Charities Falling in Australia

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 19th January 2016 -  The amount of money Australians are losing in fake charity scams is on the decline, with the figure falling by almost 60 per cent in just one year. According to the latest figures from…

Fake Charity Scams on the Rise

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 14th July 2015 -  The number of fake charities scamming money from vulnerable Australians is on the increase, according to new figures from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. The…

“Bogus” Businessman Stripped of Charity Status

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 11th June 2015 -  A charity linked to a man who has been banned from running businesses for 15 years and fined $450,000 has finally been shut down by the charity regulator, the ACNC. The Mature Age Group…

ACCC Green Lights Trust Company Acquisition

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 19th September 2013 -  The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says it will not oppose the proposed acquisition of The Trust Company by trustee company, Perpetual Limited despite the merger…

Beware Charity Flood Scams: ACCC

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 18th January 2011 -  As Australian’s open their wallets to donate to the QLD floods appeals, the consumer watchdog, the ACCC has warned people to be wary of charity scams. The ACCC website SCAMwatch…

Recycler Clarifies That It’s Not a Charity

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 9th December 2010 -  A commercial clothing recycler has been forced to make it clear that it is not a charity by the consumer watchdog, the ACCC.
Allround Recycling Pty Ltd has replaced the signage on more…
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