Review of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Acts Commences: Could Schools be Subject to Greater Scrutiny?

Submissions to the review of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits legislation ended on 28 February 2017. The Review presents an opportunity to evaluate the performance of the legislative framework, the regulation of the sector and to identify any improvements that can be made.

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What’s in a watch: How a school board’s gift giving practices can result in misuse of funding

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has released its Charity Compliance Report 2017 (the Report) with surprising results for schools registered as not-for-profits or charities. In particular, the Report draws attention to gift giving practices and how these may breach good governance obligations.

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The Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission – Reporting processes for non-government schools in 2017

The Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission (ACNC) has recently announced its new 2017 Reporting Requirements for all registered charities. The requirement to report annually applies to all non-government schools that are registered with the ACNC as a charity.  As most schools would be aware by now, failure to provide an Annual Information Statement […]

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ACNC to be replaced by less “heavy-handed” centre for excellence

The Federal Coalition has reiterated its election pledge to “abolish” the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) and replace it with a less “heavy-handed” centre for excellence. “We’ll put in place a centre for excellence which can look at how we continue to raise governance standards,’’ the Federal Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews told ABC […]

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