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New charity regulations could cost sector $150 million

Luke Michael, Monday, 11th October 2021 -  “Not only will these changes crack down on the free speech of charities across Australia, the burdensome red tape will affect service delivery” The federal government’s proposed

Liberal-led committee rails against government advocacy crackdown

Luke Michael, Monday, 4th October 2021 -  The committee believes a proposal to change governance standards may infringe on a charity’s implied freedom of political communication  Charity advocates are pushing to have

Advocates hope homelessness report marks new era of Commonwealth engagement

Luke Michael, Monday, 9th August 2021 -  Homelessness sector leaders say the federal government must urgently call a meeting of state and territory ministers to consider findings from the report  A parliamentary committee

‘They are not just an attack on charities. They are an attack on democracy.’

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 4th August 2021 -  The charity sector has 15 days to secure support for a disallowance motion to prevent controversial changes to governance standards becoming law, after the regulations were tabled

Liberal senator speaks out against government crackdown on charities

Luke Michael, Monday, 19th July 2021 -  Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells has echoed concerns from the charity sector A conservative Liberal senator has expressed concerns over the federal government’s plan to amend

How will the proposed changes to governance standards affect you? We want to know.

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 15th July 2021 -  Charities are being encouraged to take part in a survey on the impacts of the government’s proposed changes With only three weeks to go until the government tables the regulation,

New reforms to simplify financial reporting for more than 5,000 charities

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 1st July 2021 -  The changes will save small and medium charities thousands of dollars a year Financial reporting thresholds for small and medium charities registered with the Australian Charities

Charities still wary of updated plan to change governance standards

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 29th June 2021 -  The government says new laws will not impose a burden on charities already obeying the law      The federal government has made changes to its controversial proposal to amend charitable

ALP pledges support for 10-point plan to strengthen the charities sector

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 1st April 2021 -  Labor says it will work closely with the sector to reimagine a new Australia   Charity leaders say a plan endorsed by the Australian Labor Party to strengthen the charities sector

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

Commonwealth wipes Tasmania’s housing debt

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 11th September 2019 -  Tasmania is set to redirect $230 million into improving the supply of housing and reducing homelessness after the Morrison government waived the state’s housing-related Commonwealth
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