National risk assessment into the not-for-profit sector
National Risk Assessment
We are conducting a national risk assessment , to gain a better understanding of money laundering and terrorism financing risks facing the not-for-profit sector in Australia.
If you would like to read more about National risk assessment into the not-for-profit sector please see, acnc.gov.au/nfprisk for more information.
How we will use our powers to regulate
We will use our powers in a way that reflects both the risks and the evidence before us. In exercising our powers and functions, we have regard to the regulatory principles of regulatory necessity, reflecting risk, and proportionate regulation.
ACNC charity compliance decisions
If we do intervene, we may conduct either a compliance review or an investigation. This may result in the ACNC providing regulatory advice to the charity, recommending the charity take certain steps (like providing additional reports) or referring the matter to another agency. Where this is in line with our regulatory approach, we may also decide to use our formal powers (such as giving a direction or revoking registration). If we use our formal powers, we must publish this on the ACNC Register. It will appear on the charity’s entry page.
See our summary of current ACNC charity compliance decisions.
Areas of concern for charity regulation
In addition to looking at individual charities, the ACNC also looks at broader trends to identify common areas of concern for charity regulation. We use our general understanding of charities (and the sector in general), analyse data and research about charities, consider past complaints, reviews and investigations to identify key risks for charities and the sector.
Find out more about our work on areas of concern for charity regulation.