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Charities use full-page ad to condemn proposed regulations

Luke Michael, Thursday, 24th June 2021 -  “These regulations must be abandoned. The work of Australia’s charities should not be stifled when the country needs us the most” The social sector’s campaign against plans to change

ACNC head says ‘very few’ charities are acting illegally despite crackdown

Luke Michael, Thursday, 10th June 2021 -  Amid the Morrison’s government’s push to crackdown on the issue of “activist” charities, the charities commissioner says current data does not suggest this is a problem    The charities

Religious organisations slam plan to shut down charities for minor offences

Luke Michael, Thursday, 6th May 2021 -  Charity leaders say the sector is facing a red tape nightmare that will curtail charitable advocacy       Major faith-based charities have united to condemn proposed changes that

Aussie charities fear their ability to advocate is being stifled

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 4th May 2021 -  Charity advocates say a shrinking civil space is damaging the state of Australia’s democracy There are fears Australia is facing a “democratic depression”, with charity advocates

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

Opinion

Who Wants to Commodify Charities?

David Crosbie, Thursday, 25th October 2018 -  The core role of the charities regulator should not be diminished by ill-informed attempts to develop a nebulous marketplace for which there are few, if any, customers, writes Community

Opinion

Reflections on the ACNC Review

Sarah Wickham, Thursday, 20th September 2018 -  Recommendations from the recently released review of Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission legislation were positive overall, but there were a number of key missed

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Family First New Zealand Fights to Regain Charity Status

Luke Michael, Thursday, 13th September 2018 -  A New Zealand advocacy group strongly opposed to same-sex marriage is appealing a High Court ruling which upheld a decision to strip its charity status. Family First New Zealand was

Opinion

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

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NZ Review Charities Act to Ensure It’s Fit For Purpose

Wendy Williams, Monday, 4th June 2018 -  New Zealand is launching a comprehensive review of its national Charities Act to ensure the act is “effective and fit for purpose” more than a decade after it was first implemented.

Opinion

Time to Party?

David Crosbie, Thursday, 12th April 2018 -  Attacks on charitable advocacy may compel some charities to form their own political parties, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie. Is forming a political party

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Canada Reviewing Impact of Charity Sector

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 6th February 2018 -  The Senate in Canada has appointed a Special Committee on the Charitable Sector to carry out a wide-ranging study of the sector and modernise how charities are governed. The mandate
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