Commissioner's columns

Previous Commissioner's columns from the ACNC

2018 Commissioner's columns from the ACNC

July to September 2018

Commissioner’s Column – 9 August 2018 (9/08/2018)
In this fortnight's column, the Hon Dr Gary Johns discusses our recent ACNC Regulator's Day, the importance of safeguarding in charities, good governance and more.

Commissioner’s Column – 26 July 2018 (26/07/2018)
In this fortnight's column, the Hon Dr Gary Johns discusses recent media coverage of ACNC compliance action, encourages charities to make a submission to the Senate Committee on Charity Fundraising in the 21st Century and more.

Commissioner’s Column – 11 July 2018 (11/07/2018)
In this fortnight's column, the Hon Dr Gary Johns discusses recent compliance action, promotes the upcoming webinar on managing conflicts of interest and more.

April to June 2018

Commissioner's Column - 28 June 2018 (28/06/2018)
In this fortnight's column, the Hon Dr Gary Johns encourages charities to submit their 2017 Annual Information Statement ahead of the 30 June deadline, discusses giving safely this end of financial year and more.

Commissioner’s Column – 4 June 2018 (22/06/2018)
In this fortnight's column, the Hon Dr Gary Johns discusses the extension of the ACNC's transitional reporting arrangements, two recent compliance investigations and more.

Commissioner’s Column – 15 June 2018 (15/06/2018)
In this fortnight's column, the Hon Dr Gary Johns congratulates Assistant Commissioner David Locke on his new role, discusses red tape reduction initiatives for Victorian charities and more.

Commissioner’s Column – 17 May 2018 (17/05/2018)
In this fortnight's column, the Hon Dr Gary Johns discusses the importance of data at the 6th Annual Not for Profits & Charities Regulatory Conference, celebrating Australia’s volunteers in National Volunteer Week and the ASIC Industry Funding Levies

Commissioner’s Column – 3 May 2018 (3/05/2018)
In this fortnight's column, the Hon Dr Gary Johns discusses the upcoming 2017 Annual Information Statement due date, the recent ACNC webinars, a new complaints handling initiative and more.

Commissioner’s Column – 20 April 2018 (3/05/2018)
In this fortnight's column, the Hon Dr Gary Johns discusses the 2017 Annual Information Statement errors project, the revocation of double defaulter charities and more.

Commissioner's Column - 6 April 2018 (20/04/2018)
In this fortnight's column, Dr Johns discusses Easter, Passover, RSL QLD, double defaulters, and the Tathra bushfires.

January to March 2018

Commissioner’s Column – 22 March 2018 (22/03/2018)
This fortnight the Commissioner writes from Perth, where he has met with local charities. He also discussed the ACNC's recently launched report on grant-making charities, and warns double defaulters that they risk revocation.

Commissioner’s Column – 9 March 2018 (9/03/2018)
In this fortnight's column, the Hon. Dr Gary Johns discusses his recent speech to the CPA Australia NFP Conference in Melbourne, introduces the findings from the Charity Compliance Report 2017 and more.

Commissioner’s Column – 22 February 2018 (22/02/2018)
In this fortnight's column, the Hon. Dr Gary Johns discusses the Direction issued to RSL National, addresses recent media reports of misconduct by Oxfam UK's international aid workers and welcomes newly registered charities.

Commissioner’s Column – 8 February 2018 (8/02/2018)
In this fortnight's column, the Hon. Dr Gary Johns discusses the ACNC's submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters, encourages 2017 Annual Information Statement lodgements and more.

Commissioner’s Column – 25 January 2018 (25/01/2018)
In this fortnight's column, the Hon. Dr Gary Johns discusses the ACNC's submission to Treasury's review of ACNC legislation, the upcoming 2017 Annual Information Statement due date and more.

Commissioner’s Column – 11 January 2018 (11/01/2018)
In his first column for this year , ACNC Commissioner, the Hon Dr Gary Johns, discusses Volunteering,Terms of reference for the ACNC legislation review, and Recent compliance action.