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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First NFP national risk assessment finds fraud and theft of resources in schools

On 28 August 2017 the Federal Government released the first national risk assessment for the not-for-profit (NFP) sector. AUSTRAC’s Australia’s non-profit organisation sector: money laundering and terrorism financing risk assessment (the Report) focused on fraud and theft especially in NFP organisations involved in providing services like education. The Report is a reminder that schools and NFP organisations generally require the same fraud and […]

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New Queensland non-state school accreditation legislation receives assent

The non-state schooling sector in Queensland educates approximately one-third of Queensland’s school students (approximately 266,000 students) through 504 schools. Non-state schools must be accredited to operate under the Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2001 (Qld) (the 2001 Act).  In May, School Governance reported on the Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Bill 2017 (Qld) (the Bill) and […]

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