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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…

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…

Aid/Watch Decision a Win for Charities’ Freedom of Speech

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 2nd December 2010 -  A majority High Court decision in favour of  the charitable status of activist group Aid/Watch is being hailed as a significant win for Australian charities who engage in advocacy

Aid/Watch Ruling – Time For Tax Law Reform – ACOSS

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 2nd December 2010 -  The Australian Council of Social Service ACOSS has welcomed the decision by the High Court of Australia confirming the charitable status of Aid/Watch for taxation purposes, whilst…

Australian Vaccination Network Loses Charitable Status

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 14th October 2010 -  The NSW Office of Liquor Gaming and Racing (OLGR) has rescinded the charitable status of the Australian Vaccination Network (AVN) after a two month investigation. But the national,…
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