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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

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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

Opinion

It’s All About The Evidence

David Crosbie, Thursday, 1st February 2018 -  Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie shares an extract from his opening statement before the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, and why the

Opinion

A Crackdown On Advocacy – Coming to a Charity Near You

David Crosbie, Thursday, 7th December 2017 -  If charities want to retain the ability to engage in advocacy, they will have to push back against those who believe participation in the public contest of ideas should be restricted

ACNC Revokes Charity Status of WA Foundation

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 26th October 2016 -  A West Australian organisation that works with miners and oil and gas workers, and their families, has had its charity status removed by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits…

ACNC Deregisters Two More Charities

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 9th August 2016 -  The charity regulator has revoked the status of a children’s cancer charity and an affordable housing organisation after an investigation into what the Australian Charities…

Turner Foundation One of Three Charities To Lose ACNC Status

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 5th July 2016 -  A Not for Profit vintage car museum, set up by millionaire philanthropist David Winston Turner, is one of three charities to be deregistered in the latest investigation by the national
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