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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

Charities commission unveils annual report

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 20th October 2020 -  The report focuses on the crises of 2020  The latest charities commission annual report has been released, unveiling how the commission supported charities through a year of turbulent

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

FIA and Charities Respond to Allegations of ‘Unnecessary Spending’ of Donations

Rachel McFadden, Thursday, 15th June 2017 -  The sector’s peak body for fundraising has defended charities that were named and shamed as allegedly spending up to 83 per cent of their donations on fundraising. The allegations…

Charting 25 Years of Charity Regulation – And its Impact on the Future

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 18th May 2017 -  Charity regulators around the world including Australia will have to develop and hone new regulatory tools, driven by fiscal restraints, increasing performance metrics, and new

NSW Moves to Cut Fundraising Red Tape

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 8th September 2015 -  The NSW Liberal Government has become the first to agree in principle to the benefits of aligning with the national charity regulator in an effort to reduce fundraising red tape. The…

Charities Absent from ACNC Options Forums

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 24th July 2014 -  The Not for Profit sector has been significantly underrepresented at Federal Government consultations on the future of charity regulation in Australia, reports Pro Bono Australia

Charity Regulator the ‘Missing Link’

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 27th February 2014 -  The work of Australia’s beleaguered charity regulator, the ACNC, has been described as the ‘missing link’ in Australia’s long term charity regulation…

NFP Directors Sceptical About Impact of ACNC

Staff Reporter, Monday, 17th September 2012 -  Australia’s first charity regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), will have no impact on Not for Profit governance, according to the…

Cardinal Pell Outburst Creates Questions on Charity Regulation

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 12th August 2010 -  Derek Mortimer, principal of DF Mortimer & Associates The recent stoush between Cardinal George Pell and the Australian Greens prompts the question “Where
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