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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

Why DGR reform could boost collaboration in the philanthropic sector

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 20th May 2020 -  Sector leaders say Australia can learn from how community foundations operate overseas    Community philanthropy in Australia is being held back by regulations which make it harder

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

How accountable are Public Ancillary Funds?

Alexandra Williamson, Thursday, 4th July 2019 -  Dr Alexandra Williamson shares some of the key findings from her QUT PhD thesis exploring perceptions and practices of accountability of Public Ancillary Funds.  Public Ancillary

Policy boldness needed to encourage philanthropy

Krystian Seibert, Thursday, 2nd May 2019 -  Krystian Seibert does a deep dive into Philanthropy Australia’s policy priorities, ahead of the upcoming election. On 15 April, Philanthropy Australia launched its Policy Priorities

‘In Australia’ – What Does It Mean and How Does It Affect You?

Contributor, Thursday, 27th September 2018 -  The definition of “in Australia” could have a significant impact on whether a not for profit continues to qualify for DGR status, writes Mariana von Lucken from HLB Mann Judd Sydney.

Government Confirms New Resources for ACNC to Police DGR

Luke Michael, Monday, 18th December 2017 -  It has been revealed the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) will be given expanded resources to police the deductible gift recipient (DGR) framework from

Governance for Deductible Gift Recipients

Contributor, Tuesday, 12th December 2017 -  It is critical for the board of a not for profit endorsed as a DGR to understand their organisation’s DGR tax concession, writes Joelle Tabone from HLB Mann Judd Melbourne, who offers

First Appeal From The ACNC Decided – ACNC Wins

Contributor, Friday, 8th December 2017 -  This month the Administrative Appeal Tribunal handed down the first decision on the Australian Charities Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 – a win that may be deserved but one

Civil Voices Survey Takes the Temperature of Not for Profit Advocacy

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 17th August 2017 -  Social sector leaders in Australia are being called on to speak out about the ability of their organisations to advocate on matters of public interest, as part of a nationwide survey

Divide and Conquer

David Crosbie, Thursday, 22nd June 2017 -  With environmental charities in the firing line over DGR status the sector must stay strong and not become divided, writes David Crosbie, CEO of the Community Council for Australia

New Paper Details Potential Reforms to DGR Status

Wendy Williams, Friday, 16th June 2017 -  The not-for-profit sector is being called on to have its say over a new discussion paper exploring potential reforms to the Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) tax arrangements for charities.
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