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Social Enterprises Included in New Pro Bono Legal Target

Luke Michael, Monday, 16th July 2018 -  A national target for pro bono legal services is now including work undertaken for social enterprises, reflecting significant growth in this area of pro bono legal practice.   

Charities Secure ASIC Exemption

Wendy Williams, Monday, 2nd July 2018 -  Charities have secured an exemption from paying the new Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) levy, ensuring fee-free regulation for all charities. It was announced

Justice Connect Set to Develop National Guide for Volunteering

Luke Michael, Friday, 25th May 2018 -  Charity legal service Justice Connect will use a $250,000 government grant to produce a National Guide for Volunteering, containing legal resources to assist not for profits with

Religious Freedom Review Reignites Discrimination Exemptions Debate

Luke Michael, Friday, 18th May 2018 -  The Religious Freedom Review’s completion has prompted calls to remove religious exemptions from discrimination laws, but the Salvation Army has warned exemptions are necessary

Calls for Mandatory Fundraising Code Under ACL

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 24th April 2018 -  Fixing fundraising needs to be a priority before it becomes scandal-led reform, according to Not-for-profit Law, which is calling for a mandatory fundraising code to be contained

Calls to Abolish Basic Religious Charity Category from ACNC Legislation

Luke Michael, Thursday, 1st March 2018 -  Justice Connect has called to abolish the concept of Basic Religious Charity from the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission’s legislation, in their submission

Calls to Remove ‘Blanket Religious Exemptions’ for Faith-Based Charities

Luke Michael, Friday, 16th February 2018 -  Two prominent legal charities have urged a Religious Freedom Review panel to support the LGBTI community, by narrowing “the blanket religious exemptions which allow religious

ACNC’s Review Submission Met With Concern From Charity Sector

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 23rd January 2018 -  The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission’s submission to the five-year review of ACNC legislation has raised concerns in the sector, with fears the national

Petition Calls for Gary Johns to Resign as ACNC Head

Luke Michael, Monday, 11th December 2017 -  Just days after Dr Gary Johns was appointed the new commissioner of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), a petition has been launched calling for his

Fake Cancer Survivor Belle Gibson Fined $410,000 For Charity Deception

Luke Michael, Thursday, 28th September 2017 -  Fake cancer survivor and self-proclaimed fundraiser Belle Gibson has been fined $410,000 for deceptive and misleading conduct, after she made false charitable donation claims

‘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…

Practical Tools Not Just Education

Rachel McFadden, Wednesday, 2nd August 2017 -  To ease some of the governance stress on small charities and reduce red tape, practical tools, as well as education, would make all the difference, a Melbourne audience has heard.
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