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Government pushes critical DGR requirements

Ruby Kraner-Tucci, Monday, 14th November 2022 -  Organisations must meet certain criteria, or apply for an extension, before the end of the year to receive crucial DGR status. Non-government organisations need to register as a

DGR status could safeguard vulnerable news sector

Ruby Kraner-Tucci, Wednesday, 12th October 2022 -  Australia’s news industry continues to be affected by COVID-19, renewing calls for DGR status for public interest journalism. The Australian news industry remains vulnerable

Community foundations granted access to DGR

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 30th March 2022 -  “This is a historic reform that changes the dynamic for community foundations.” The philanthropy community is celebrating a win after the federal government’s budget announcement

Annual Reporting for DGRs Will Reduce Red Tape Burden – FIA

Lina Caneva, Friday, 4th August 2017 -  Annual one-stop reporting to the national charity regulator for organisations with deductible gift recipient status (DGRs) would reduce red tape burden, according to peak body

Public Interest Journalism Needs DGR Status to Attract Philanthropic Support

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 19th July 2017 -  World-wide concern around “fake news” and significant editorial jobs losses in Australia have brought into focus the role philanthropy might play in the future of independent journalism…

Charity Defends DGR Status as a Champion for Environment and Democracy

Rachel McFadden, Monday, 17th July 2017 -  An environmental organisation has defended itself against a call from a major NSW mining lobby to see the charity stripped of its Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status. A submission

DGR Reform Lacks Clarity of Purpose

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 11th July 2017 -  Community organisations have raised concerns that the government has not set a policy goal for Deductible Gift Recipient reform and has “largely ignored” the benefits of encouraging

Indigenous Cultural Centre Stripped of Charity Status

Wendy Williams, Monday, 8th May 2017 -  An Indigenous cultural centre has lost its charity status following an investigation by the national charity regulator. The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

Government Plans to Challenge Animal Charities Revealed

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 8th December 2016 -  Major animal protection charity, Voiceless has expressed concern and surprise at reports of meetings between federal and NSW governments to consider ways to silence animal welfare…

ATO Releases New NFP Tax Documents

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 9th January 2014 -  The Australian Tax Office has released a raft of new and updated documents explaining charity tax obligations and the relationship with the charity regulator the Australian Charities…

Philanthropy Australia’s DGR Status Confirmed

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 4th July 2013 -  Philanthropy Australia's status as a Deductible Gift Recipient has been approved by the Federal Government allowing members, for the first time, to make grants and donations…

Bicycle Victoria Recognised as a Charity But Denied DGR Status

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 28th July 2011 -   
Self-funded Not for Profit organisation, Bicycle Victoria has won the right to be called a charity but has missed out on Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status. The Administrative
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