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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

From the horse’s mouth: Animal charity fesses up to staff underpayment

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 17th October 2019 -  RSPCA NSW has revealed the exact amount it underpaid staff  Animal welfare charity RSPCA NSW is blaming a payroll error for hundreds of thousands of dollars in missing wages.  It follows

Conflict avoidance: How effectively is your charity managing conflicts of interest?

Oliver May, Tuesday, 8th October 2019 -  Oliver May asks whether your charity should be concerned about conflicts of interest, and what it can do about them. Of all aspects of integrity in the Australian charity sector, “conflic

Aussie Helpers working with ACNC to fix governance issues

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 10th September 2019 -  An Australian farming charity is working with the charities regulator to fix several governance issues uncovered by a six-month investigation, but the organisation says it has

Government response to ACNC review ‘coming soon’

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 3rd September 2019 -  The sector could have to wait until next year for a response to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission review, says the assistant minister for charities. In an interview

ACNC takes action on charity linked to controversial animal farm

Luke Michael, Monday, 19th August 2019 -  An organisation linked to a rescue farm that was raided for alleged animal cruelty has been stripped of its charitable status, the charities watchdog has revealed.  The Australian
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