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Senate backs charities in disallowing proposed ACNC changes

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 26th November 2021 -  Charities said the proposed changes threatened to shut down organisations for speaking out, or for taking part in protest The sector is celebrating a win for advocacy following the

Servicing the needs of a growing Australian charity sector

Dr Gary Johns, Thursday, 4th November 2021 -  Following the publication of the ACNC’s annual report, charity commissioner Dr Gary Johns reflects on the regulator’s achievements over the past 12 months. The number of Australian

Performance failures at the charities regulator

David Crosbie, Thursday, 21st October 2021 -  The performance of the ACNC has gone backwards when it should have been improving, writes David Crosbie, who argues the latest ACNC Annual Report is disappointing at best. It took

ACNC annual report unveiled

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 20th October 2021 -  The report sets out the charity commission’s achievements during a year of significant change and uncertainty The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission has released

New charity regulations could cost sector $150 million

Luke Michael, Monday, 11th October 2021 -  “Not only will these changes crack down on the free speech of charities across Australia, the burdensome red tape will affect service delivery” The federal government’s proposed

Liberal-led committee rails against government advocacy crackdown

Luke Michael, Monday, 4th October 2021 -  The committee believes a proposal to change governance standards may infringe on a charity’s implied freedom of political communication  Charity advocates are pushing to have

Global Citizen’s advocacy given green light by tribunal

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 21st September 2021 -  Charity leaders say advocacy is a key part of a charities mission  A decision by the charities commission to deny a global anti-poverty charity access to public benevolent status

Senate urged to ‘stand up’ for charities

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 10th August 2021 -  Time is slowly running out for charities to secure support for a disallowance motion that would stop controversial new regulations coming into effect Major charities have published

‘They are not just an attack on charities. They are an attack on democracy.’

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 4th August 2021 -  The charity sector has 15 days to secure support for a disallowance motion to prevent controversial changes to governance standards becoming law, after the regulations were tabled

‘There’s no need for these regulations’ – Charities fear changes to governance standards will have a negative effect

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 27th July 2021 -  Nearly one in six charities believe they could have faced deregistration in the past year if the controversial new regime had been in place  Almost two thirds of Australian charities

Liberal senator speaks out against government crackdown on charities

Luke Michael, Monday, 19th July 2021 -  Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells has echoed concerns from the charity sector A conservative Liberal senator has expressed concerns over the federal government’s plan to amend

How will the proposed changes to governance standards affect you? We want to know.

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 15th July 2021 -  Charities are being encouraged to take part in a survey on the impacts of the government’s proposed changes With only three weeks to go until the government tables the regulation,
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