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ACNC head says ‘very few’ charities are acting illegally despite crackdown

Luke Michael, Thursday, 10th June 2021 -  Amid the Morrison’s government’s push to crackdown on the issue of “activist” charities, the charities commissioner says current data does not suggest this is a problem    The charities

ACNC commissioner faces Senate scrutiny over travel arrangements

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 30th March 2021 -  Senate Estimates heard that the charities commissioner cost taxpayers $36,500 in flights over a six-month period flying from his home to the ACNC main office  The head of the charities

ALP concerned by push to boost ACNC enforcement powers

Luke Michael, Thursday, 25th February 2021 -  But the Morrison government denies it is increasing the scope of the commissioner’s powers  Labor has slammed the Morrison government’s plan to make it easier for the charity commissioner

Predictions for 2021: Charities

Dr Gary Johns, Thursday, 14th January 2021 -  To kick off this year’s series of predictions about what the social economy can expect from 2021, Dr Gary Johns writes there will be an ongoing climate of uncertainty in which innovation

ACNC needs to reassess its ‘light touch’ approach, audit finds

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 1st April 2020 -  The charities watchdog was found to be mostly effective in its role, but issues were highlighted around compliance and building public trust The charities commission’s “light

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

ACNC puts charities on hold

Luke Michael, Monday, 21st October 2019 -  The regulator says a major IT upgrade is to blame for a blowout in call waiting times The average wait time for the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission to answer a phone

ACNC takes action on charity linked to controversial animal farm

Luke Michael, Monday, 19th August 2019 -  An organisation linked to a rescue farm that was raided for alleged animal cruelty has been stripped of its charitable status, the charities watchdog has revealed.  The Australian

ACNC urges charities to complete their reporting requirements

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 7th August 2019 -  More than 2,000 Australian charities are at risk of losing their charity status for failing their annual reporting requirements, the charity regulator warns. The Australian Charities

RSL Queensland takes steps to fix governance issues

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 21st May 2019 -  The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission has cancelled compliance action that threatened to strip RSL Queensland of its charity status after the organisation

Coalition promises to support charities and the NDIS… but won’t budge on Newstart

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 30th April 2019 -  The Coalition government says it strongly supports the charity sector and has promised the National Disability Insurance Scheme will always be fully funded, as it seeks re-election

ALP pledges to be champions of the charity sector

Luke Michael, Thursday, 18th April 2019 -  Labor MP Andrew Leigh has vowed an ALP government will “end the war on charities” and strengthen the role of the charities commission, while continuing to put pressure on controversial
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