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Charity Sector Speaks Out Against FITS Bill

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 19th June 2018 -  The charity sector has voiced its concerns about the government’s Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme (FITS) Bill at a Parliamentary Joint Committee hearing, warning of the

Senate Committee Says Further Regulatory Burden on Charities Unnecessary

Luke Michael, Thursday, 7th June 2018 -  A Senate committee report into the political influence of donations has stated there is “no justification” for imposing a further regulatory burden on charities, but Coalition

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Electoral Reform – In Whose Interest?

David Crosbie, Thursday, 7th June 2018 -  The government approach to electoral reform is not about good policy or real reform, it is about maintaining and extending political advantage, writes Community Council for Australia

ACNC Head Defends Decision to Go It Alone in the Senate

Wendy Williams, Friday, 1st June 2018 -  The head of the national charity regulator has defended his “absurd” decision to appear alone before Senate Estimates. Commonwealth agency heads are called to Canberra three

New AEC Guidelines Leave Charities ‘Confused and Uncertain’

Luke Michael, Thursday, 31st May 2018 -  New guidelines from the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) on political expenditure has left the charity sector “confused and uncertain”, with fears that charitable advocacy

Toolkit Encourages Charities to Regulate the Regulator

Wendy Williams, Monday, 21st May 2018 -  UK umbrella body, The Directory of Social Change, has issued a new toolkit encouraging organisations to question the national charity regulator’s political independence. The

Charities and Dreamers

David Crosbie, Thursday, 26th April 2018 -  To realise the vision of an Australia that embraces its dreamers, we need to enhance and strengthen the role of charities and broader civil society, writes Community Council for Australia

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Time to Party?

David Crosbie, Thursday, 12th April 2018 -  Attacks on charitable advocacy may compel some charities to form their own political parties, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie. Is forming a political party

Foreign Donations Report Aims to Provide ‘Greater Clarity for Charities’

Luke Michael, Monday, 9th April 2018 -  The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters has released its report on the Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform Bill, making 15 recommendations which the committee hopes

How do Australia’s Foreign Interference Laws Compare to Draconian States?

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 29th March 2018 -  The suite of controversial foreign interference laws proposed by the Australian government have been described by their critics as draconian, but how does the Australian legislation

Productivity Commission Calls to Put People ‘At the Heart’ of Human Services

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 27th March 2018 -  A new Productivity Commission report has made a number of recommendations for reform in human services, hoping to put people “at the heart of service provision”. The Productivity

1938, Foreign Agents and Government Paranoia

David Crosbie, Tuesday, 27th March 2018 -  Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie looks at the sneaky foreign agents acting on behalf of foreign principals in Australia and the legacy of the Foreign Agents Registration
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