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Charity leaders slam continued inaction on fundraising reform

Luke Michael, Friday, 30th August 2019 -  The charity sector’s hopes of achieving urgent fundraising reform have been dealt a major blow, after the issue was left off the agenda for an influential meeting between consumer

Hoping for a bureaucratic miracle? Don’t hold your breath

David Crosbie, Thursday, 15th August 2019 -  The Consumer Affairs Forum is not a group that is likely to drive significant change in fundraising regulation across Australia, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David

Government under pressure to take action on fundraising reform

Luke Michael, Thursday, 15th August 2019 -  Labor has vowed to keep pressure on the Morrison government to urgently fix fundraising laws, warning that continued inaction is costing charities millions of dollars in red tape. 

Fix fundraising: ‘The horse has well and truly bolted’

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 7th August 2019 -  The battle to fix fundraising and achieve reforms using the existing state and territory regimes is lost, says the head of Not-for-profit Law at Justice Connect. Sue Woodward, who

Folau’s GoFundMe take down highlights murky fundraising rules

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 25th June 2019 -  The shutdown of Israel Folau’s GoFundMe campaign raising money for his legal challenge against Rugby Australia has prompted calls from the fundraising sector for stricter regulation

Fix Fundraising Frustrated by Senate Report

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 18th February 2019 -  The coalition of peak bodies campaigning to fix state fundraising laws have welcomed the release of a Senate committee report into fundraising, but says it feels frustrated and concerned

Senate Hearing Finds Fundraising Laws Are Broken… But Can Be Fixed

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 1st February 2019 -  Key players in the campaign to fix state fundraising laws believe they have reached a tipping point in a two-decade-long battle, following the final hearing of the senate inquiry

RSL NSW Fraud Charge Reignites Fix Fundraising Campaign

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 30th January 2019 -  The arrest of the ex-RSL NSW president on fraud charges has reignited calls to fix state fundraising laws, as sector experts say the state laws played no role in the regulation of the

Social Sector Ramps Up Campaign to ‘Fix Fundraising’

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 21st August 2018 -  A social sector coalition is ramping up its campaign to “fix fundraising”, urging all levels of government to commit to a fundraising overhaul. Justice Connect’s Not-for-profit

Charities Urged to Voice Concerns About Fundraising Red Tape

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 25th July 2018 -  Charities need to take a stand in making submissions to a Senate fundraising inquiry, uniting behind solutions to offload red-tape burdens, social sector voices say.  Community

‘Small Victory’ for Fundraising Reform

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 31st August 2017 -  In what appears to be a “small victory” for the charity sector, consumer affairs ministers have agreed to clarify through “regulatory guidance”, the application of the Australian…

Opinion

Why Fundraising Laws Need Urgent Reform

Contributor, Wednesday, 30th August 2017 -  Australia’s outdated fundraising laws can be addressed by “tweaking” the Australian Consumer Law regulations, writes lawyer Andrew Lind. Many of us who work in the charity and not-for-profit
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