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Charities Act Safe for Now – Opposition

Staff Reporter, Friday, 7th March 2014 -  Federal Opposition says the Not for Profit sector has gained a short-term win after the Coalition Government abandoned its attempt to delay the start of the Charities Act. “The…


Charities Still Waiting to be Heard?

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 18th February 2014 -  Any doubt that charities are the little people in political discourse and national policy debates is being clearly dispelled by the Coalition Government’s continued enthusiasm

Govt Must Slash Charity Regulator – Report

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 6th February 2014 -  The Abbott Government must remain firm in its pledge to abolish the charities commission and reduce red tape in the Not for Profit sector, according to a highly critical report by The…


Charity Navigator Model – Out of the Frying Pan?

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 4th February 2014 -  David Gilchrist. The Federal Social Services Minister Kevin Andrew's announcement that a Charity Navigator Model may replace the ACNC is something the charitable and Not for

ACNC Reveals Charity Fraud

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 28th January 2014 -  The charity regulator, the ACNC, has investigated complaints against more than 200 Australian charities in its first year of operation, including one charity whose husband and…

Salvos To Front Royal Commission

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 28th January 2014 -  Australia’s best-known welfare organisation, the Salvation Army, will make its first appearance before the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual…


Watching Over the Helpers: Why Regulation of Charities Matters

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 7th January 2014 -  How much evidence has there been that the ACNC has been a tyrannical bureaucrat and will its abolition weaken charity regulation, asks University of Melbourne Professor of Law Ann

Charity Tax Dropped

Staff Reporter, Monday, 16th December 2013 -  Not for Profit peak body, the Community Council for Australia, has welcomed a move by the Federal Government to not proceed with a new tax that would have brought into question all the…


On the Right Side of the Law

Staff Reporter, Monday, 2nd December 2013 -  The passion to fight injustice has been close to the heart of lawyer Fiona McLeay from a very young age. Now McLeay is the Chief Executive Officer of Justice Connect, a pro bono legal

Red Tape & Compliance Key NFP Issues – Sector Survey Results

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 15th August 2013 -  Australian Not for Profits believe overwhelmingly that the reduction in Government red tape and compliance costs have been the most important initiatives in developing the sector…

ACNC Investigates Raft of Charity Complaints

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 23rd May 2013 -  Australia’s charity regulator, the Australian Charities and Not for profits Commission (ACNC) has received 119 complaints about charities since it began operating in December…

More Revision of ACNC Legislation

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 28th August 2012 - 
The sector has until 30 August to respond to more revision of the ACNC There’s to be more revision of the Legislation establishing Australia’s first charity regulator,…
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