Review of Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) legislation

This consultation process has now been completed. Submissions available
Date
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Consultation Type
Invitation to Comment

Key Documents

Introduction

The not-for-profit sector is large, diverse and makes immensely important contributions to the community.

Charities have annual revenue of $143 billion, or over 8 per cent of Australia's GDP.  They employ more than 1.3 million people and engage 3 million Australians in volunteering their time and effort to helping others. This could increase to 6 million volunteers when the broader not for-profit sector is considered. A recent assessment identified approximately 257,000 non-profit organisations operating in Australia.

Australia's 55,000 registered charities are regulated by the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission (ACNC) under the current not-for-profit regulatory framework. This framework does not extend to other not-for-profits.

Australia is well served by its charities and not-for-profit sector and with close to five years of proportionate government oversight and regulation through the ACNC, the overwhelming majority of Australian charities are considered to be well-governed, operating with sound financial management, and are worthy of the trust and confidence of the Australian community.

The Government is committed to making Australia's not-for-profit sector stronger and recognises the crucial role the ACNC plays in ensuring the sector continues to thrive.

Purpose

The review into the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) legislation will enable the Government to meet its statutory obligation that a review of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 and the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (Consequential and Transitional) Act 2012 be undertaken after their first five years of operation.  A report on the review's findings and recommendations is required to be made to the Government by 3 June 2018. This report will be laid before each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of its receipt.

Submissions

161 submissions were received for this consultation.

ACCC - pdf 8.51 MB
ACCC, supplementary - pdf 480.42 KB
ACIC - pdf 550.17 KB
ACNC Advisory Board - pdf 1.97 MB
ACON - pdf 195.06 KB
ACT Government - pdf 262.8 KB
Adam Johnston - pdf 175.81 KB
Anglicare Australia - pdf 703.52 KB
Ann Birrell - pdf 22.82 KB
ASIC - pdf 239.71 KB
Australian Red Cross - pdf 555.46 KB
Baptist Care Australia - pdf 284.39 KB
BDO - pdf 377.58 KB
Beyond PMSA - pdf 227.59 KB
Camp Quality - pdf 224.53 KB
Cancer Council Australia - pdf 259.18 KB
Carers Australia - pdf 328.46 KB
Caxton Legal Centre - pdf 4.11 MB
CBM Australia - pdf 202.17 KB
Centre for Social Impact - pdf 117.42 KB
Charitable Alliance - pdf 247.11 KB
Cleard Life - pdf 302.28 KB
Cohealth - pdf 109.78 KB
Community Employers WA - pdf 467.29 KB
CPA Australia - pdf 357.86 KB
Daniel Racovolis - pdf 55.95 KB
Dementia Australia - pdf 332.95 KB
Dr Marina Nehme - pdf 180.32 KB
Dr Michael Cole - pdf 44.77 KB
Dr Ron Edwards - pdf 15.64 KB
Dr Ted Flack - pdf 200.01 KB
Dr. Ushi Ghoorah - pdf 28.21 KB
Erik Peacock - pdf 53.38 KB
Ewan Filmer - pdf 382.32 KB
Family Planning NSW - pdf 1.68 MB
Global Development Group - pdf 822.58 KB
HammondCare - pdf 307.45 KB
HanrickCurran - pdf 419.26 KB
Health Justice Australia - pdf 343.93 KB
HLB Mann Judd - pdf 310.54 KB
Ian Jackson - pdf 37.2 KB
Ian Murray - pdf 481.03 KB
Illawarra Legal Centre - pdf 316.01 KB
IRCA - pdf 794.15 KB
Jesuit Social Services - pdf 588.82 KB
John Church - pdf 141.2 KB
Julianne Cripps Clark - pdf 995.55 KB
Justice Connect - pdf 1.23 MB
Keith Reilly - pdf 60.13 KB
Kenneth Baxter - pdf 496.04 KB
Kevin Farrell - pdf 109.39 KB
Law Institute Victoria - pdf 749.72 KB
Lock the Gate - pdf 47.06 KB
Mark Fowler - pdf 235.19 KB
Matt Burrows - pdf 75.78 KB
Mike Alexander - pdf 93.68 KB
Moores - pdf 377.89 KB
Muriel Soden - pdf 43.17 KB
Oxfam Australia - pdf 70.66 KB
Philanthropy Australia - pdf 375.79 KB
Positive Life NSW - pdf 213.99 KB
Prolegis Lawyers - pdf 425.46 KB
Research Australia - pdf 1.21 MB
Roxanne Waller - pdf 8.73 KB
RSPCA Australia - pdf 100.05 KB
Saward Dawson - pdf 160.13 KB
Southern Tablelands Arts - pdf 316.09 KB
Tamar 95.3 FM - pdf 39.8 KB
The Benevolent Society - pdf 639.55 KB
The Salvation Army - pdf 430.91 KB
The Smith Family - pdf 357.29 KB
The Wilderness Society - pdf 281.12 KB
Victoria Walker - pdf 143.03 KB
Volunteering Australia - pdf 330.56 KB
WWF Australia - pdf 386.04 KB