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ACNC needs to reassess its ‘light touch’ approach, audit finds

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 1st April 2020 -  The charities watchdog was found to be mostly effective in its role, but issues were highlighted around compliance and building public trust The charities commission’s “light

ACNC to undertake DGR reviews

Luke Michael, Monday, 16th March 2020 -  The charities commission will review 500 Public Benevolent Institutions this year  Charities with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status are being urged to check their registration

World Vision clouded by corruption scandal

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 11th March 2020 -  In further revelations, the charity also admitted it had accidentally underpaid hundreds of its workers The peak-body for Australian aid NGOs has revealed it is working with World

Government vows to remove ACNC secrecy provisions, but won’t budge on fundraising reform

Luke Michael, Friday, 6th March 2020 -  The government has released its response to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission review The Morrison government is moving to strengthen public trust in the

Predictions for 2020: Charities

Dr Gary Johns, Monday, 10th February 2020 -  Charities can expect transparency, fundraising regulation, wealth transfers and innovation to come under the spotlight as we move into the 2020s, writes Dr Gary Johns, commissioner

Centralised disaster fund dismissed by charities sector

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 24th January 2020 -  “Someone would still have to foot the bill of admin costs,” sector representatives say  The charities sector has hit back at calls for bushfire donations to go to a “centralised” fund

Authorities look to stamp out bushfire donation scams

Luke Michael, Monday, 13th January 2020 -  The government wants to make it easier for Australians to aid bushfire relief efforts The National Bushfire Recovery Agency has published a list of registered charities that are

Same same, but different – 2019 in review

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 18th December 2019 -  As the sun sets on 2019 – and this decade comes to an end – Luke Michael looks back at how the year unfolded for the social sector  If 2018 was a year of political chaos and upheaval, then

Government ordered to respond to fundraising inquiry

Luke Michael, Thursday, 28th November 2019 -  The Senate has given the government less than a week to release its response to the report The Morrison government is under pressure to release its overdue response to a Senate inquiry

Animal rights group slams decision to strip charity of its status

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 19th November 2019 -  Aussie Farms was stripped of its status by the ACNC  Animal activist group Aussie Farms has accused the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission of being externally

Five ways you can protect your charity from fraud

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 21st October 2019 -  Despite charities being as vulnerable to fraud as any other sector, many are not well equipped to handle it when it happens. But what can you do about it? We turned to the experts to find

ACNC puts charities on hold

Luke Michael, Monday, 21st October 2019 -  The regulator says a major IT upgrade is to blame for a blowout in call waiting times The average wait time for the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission to answer a phone
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