Informing principles for new fundraising regulation

Following the announcement today that the ACNC draft legislation will be referred to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics for review, please see below for a summary of the key changes to the bill. The full draft legislation and explanatory notes can be accessed here



Today Kevin Andrews MP, the Shadow Minister for Families, Housing and Human Services outlined the Coalition's plan for the not-for-profit sector. The transcript of his address can be accessed here

In her role as the Australian Government's nominee as Commissioner of the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC), Susan Pascoe AM this week released the ACNC Taskforce Implementation Report. The report outlines the implementation process for the establishment of the ACNC, and addresses in separate chapters the five key action areas that will underpin the ACNC's work, including:

1. Registering entities

2. Developing a reporting framework (report once, use often)

3. Going online (one stop shop)

The Minister for Social Inclusion, Mark Butler and the Minister for Community Services, Julie Collins recently announced that the Australian Bureau of Statistics will produce a Non-Profit Institutions Satellite Account for the 2012-13 financial year. Committment to funding this account is great news for the NFP sector. Having reliable data is critical to monitoring the health of the sector, measuring its contribution and value, and planning for the future.


 CCA has written a discussion paper to accompany the online poll we're currently running at about Mobile Giving in Australia. This paper is available below.


The Community Council for Australia (CCA) today welcomed the release of draft legislation to establish the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission as a ‘long overdue reform for Australian not-for-profit organisations.’   

Submission to the Treasury

A Definition of Charity

December 2011



This submission briefly outlines some of the key issues for Australia’s not-for-profit sector in response to the release by Treasury of a consultation paper on a definition of charity for the purposes of Commonwealth laws.

The Community Council for Australia (CCA) welcomes the Senate Economics Committee report: ‘Investing in good: the development of a capital market for the not-for-profit sector in Australia’ tabled in the Parliament today. 

Transcript of Interview – 3 November 2011

Radio National –Breakfast Program