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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.

Review of Consumer Law Sees Charity Sector ‘Fobbed Off’

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 26th April 2017 -  A coalition of not-for-profit organisations under the #fixfundraising banner says the charity sector has been “fobbed off” and relegated to third position in any future reform…

Charities Send Govt Message to #FixFundraising

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 5th April 2017 -  Australia’s charity fundraising regulations “are a mess” costing the sector tens of millions of dollars in lost productivity, according to an open letter presented to the…

Consumer Law Review to Deliver Final Report as Sector Polled on Fundraising Reform

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 29th March 2017 -  State and federal consumer affairs ministers are expected to receive the final report of the long awaited inquiry into Australian consumer law (ACL) on Friday – including recommendations…

Court Rules on Belle Gibson Charity Deception

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 16th March 2017 -  The Federal Court has found self-proclaimed fundraiser and fake cancer survivor Belle Gibson guilty of misleading and deceptive conduct in relation to claims about her charitable…

Asylum Seeker Funding Appeal Reaches Target in Record Time

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 1st March 2017 -  The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) has raised $400,000 in just five days of a 14-day fundraising campaign to pay human rights lawyers to provide legal support for more than 1,000…
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