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What is the risk to my DGR or charitable status from advocacy work?

Neil Pharaoh, Wednesday, 15th July 2020 -  There is no barrier to charities participating in political activity where it is consistent with their charitable purpose, writes Neil Pharaoh, who argues advocacy can be a very

Three changes affecting charity governance

Daryl Jones, Thursday, 2nd July 2020 -  Over the last few months, a number of significant issues have been happening in the NFP sector. Daryl Jones from HLB Mann Judd Brisbane outlines some of the things you should be aware

Here’s what you need to know about running your AGM from a distance

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 17th June 2020 -  Physical distancing rules might mean running your charity’s general meeting a little differently this year. We take a look at what that means.     Imagine you’re an incorporated

Australian charities over 20 years: A timeline

Luke Michael, Thursday, 28th May 2020 -  The landscape for charities in Australia has shifted dramatically over the past 20 years. We take a look back through the Pro Bono News archives to re-examine some of the key events

2018 a top year for charities

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 27th May 2020 -  The charities commission has released the latest data on Australian charities   The head of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission says charities were in a “strong

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
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