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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

Government moves to increase financial reporting thresholds for charities

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 24th February 2021 -  Advocates of the reform say it will help charities “get back on their feet and future-proof their economic sustainability”      Charities are being encouraged to share their thoughts

Government looks to broaden ACNC’s powers amid crackdown on unlawful activity

Luke Michael, Thursday, 18th February 2021 -  Some in the sector say the push is reminiscent of “Stalinist Russia”        The charities commissioner could be given discretion to take enforcement action against charities even

Predictions for 2021: Charities

Dr Gary Johns, Thursday, 14th January 2021 -  To kick off this year’s series of predictions about what the social economy can expect from 2021, Dr Gary Johns writes there will be an ongoing climate of uncertainty in which innovation

Charities paying for access – Never okay? Or a necessary evil?

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 16th December 2020 -  Charities are being warned to steer clear from paying to attend political functions amid concerns this could put an organisation’s reputation at risk      Gaining access to government

Government signals harsher penalties against charities supporting unlawful behaviour

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 15th December 2020 -  The assistant minister for charities says the new governance standard will be introduced via the charities commission  The government is moving to add trespassing, unlawful entry,

Organisations refusing to join redress scheme face loss of charity status

Luke Michael, Monday, 30th November 2020 -  “It is completely unacceptable for named institutions to refuse to accept their moral obligation and responsibility to acknowledge the wrongs committed,” the social services
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