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Accounting Changes Raise Red Tape Concerns for Charities

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 29th August 2018 -  It is feared the proposed removal of special purpose financial statements (SPFS) by the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) will cause a “massive burden” for smaller charities.

My ACNC Review Wishlist

Krystian Seibert, Tuesday, 21st August 2018 -  Krystian Seibert sets out what he would like to see from the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Review, which is expected to be released this week. While the media

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

Senate Approves Inquiry into Charity Fundraising

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 20th June 2018 -  The Australian Senate has agreed to establish a select committee to undertake an inquiry into charity fundraising in the 21st century. The proposal, which was brought before the

ACNC Funded for Anticipated Litigation

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 10th May 2018 -  The national charity regulator is set to receive $1 million in funding to meet the costs of anticipated litigation. It was revealed in the federal budget on Tuesday that the government

Animal Shelter Loses Charity Status

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 11th April 2018 -  A Victorian animal shelter has had its charity status revoked amid claims of serious misconduct. The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) announced on Wednesday

In Conversation: Dr Gary Johns

David Crosbie, Thursday, 15th March 2018 -  Dr Gary Johns is the commissioner of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). He was appointed to take over the role in December 2017, in a move that sparked

Predictions for 2018: Philanthropy

Krystian Seibert, Tuesday, 9th January 2018 -  2018 will be another big year for charities and philanthropy in Australia writes Krystian Seibert, the advocacy and insight manager at Philanthropy Australia, in the first in a series

Susan Pascoe Reflects on the ACNC Five Years On

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 27th September 2017 -  The overwhelming majority of Australian charities are well-governed, operate with sound financial management, and are worthy of the trust and confidence of the Australian community

The Long Road to Charity Reform

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 1st June 2017 -  It’s widely accepted that a range of regulatory, institutional and funding reforms are needed to enhance the Australian charity sector’s effectiveness… this was true in 2000 when

New Charity Watchdog Bites in UK

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 8th October 2015 -  The UK Government has begun a crackdown on unethical charity fundraising and established a controversial new watchdog with regulatory “bite”. The UK’s Minister…

Reporting to ACNC – Did You Miss the Deadline?

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 24th February 2015 -  The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has announced that 7000 charities have failed to deliver their 2014 Annual Information Statements within the deadline.…
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