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Step 3: Benefit the public?
Step 4: Other rules for registration?
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Manage my charity
Ongoing obligations - ACNC duties
1. Keep charity status
2. Notify of changes
3. Keep records
Examples of records
Record-keeping checklist
4. Report annually
How does ACNC define charity size?
Keeping your charity size
How does size affect ACNC financial reporting and other obligations
Report annually - small charity
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Report annually - large charity
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1. Not-for-profit and working towards purpose
2. Accountability to members
3. Compliance Australian law
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Checklist: protect against the risk of terrorism financing
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