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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” The social sector’s campaign against plans to change

It’s time.

David Crosbie, Thursday, 17th June 2021 -  Every charity that wants to advocate for their community should now be thinking about developing an election action plan, writes David Crosbie. There will be an election in Australia

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    The charities

NFPs and financial reporting – Challenges and opportunities

Contributor, Tuesday, 8th June 2021 -  With tax time just around the corner, Breakthrough Accounting shares some of the trends, challenges and opportunities that can help charities pull together their annual financial

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. Prior to COVID, and the 2020 bushfires, Australia’s charity sector was

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       Major faith-based charities have united to condemn proposed changes that

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 Labor charities spokesman Andrew Leigh and Greens

ACNC commissioner faces Senate scrutiny over travel arrangements

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 30th March 2021 -  Senate Estimates heard that the charities commissioner cost taxpayers $36,500 in flights over a six-month period flying from his home to the ACNC main office  The head of the charities

PBI ruling offers lessons for charities

Luke Michael, Thursday, 25th March 2021 -  Women’s Life Centre has lost an appeal for public benevolent institution registration  The Administrative Appeals Tribunal has affirmed a decision by the charities commission

The small chips in civil society

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 16th March 2021 -  Global and Australian humanitarian leaders say there is a growing trend of democratic governments muzzling civil society groups   A case in Italy against charity rescuers has prompted

Pushing back: The role of charities in strengthening our democracy

David Crosbie, Thursday, 25th February 2021 -  If proposed amendments to the powers of the ACNC are passed by the Parliament, there would be major consequences – it’s not going to make our government stronger, writes David Crosbie.

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  Labor has slammed the Morrison government’s plan to make it easier for the charity commissioner
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