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July to September 2018

Call for additional submissions on proposed foreign donations legislation (20/09/2018)
The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters is calling for additional submissions in relation to electoral funding and political donations, after completing a review of proposed foreign donations laws earlier this year.

Getting to Know: Dignity Ltd (7/09/2018)
We recently spoke with registered charity Dignity Ltd about governance, the challenges they face and the rewarding nature of charity work.

ACNC registers 208 new charities in August (5/09/2018)
In August 2018, the ACNC registered 208 new charities. The majority of newly registered charities are based in the eastern states, with 63 per cent of new charities located in Victoria and New South Wales.

How to prepare your charity for the ACNC IT Upgrade (31/08/2018)
The launch of the new ACNC website is just a few short weeks away, creating a faster and more reliable experience for users seeking more information about charities in Australia.

Give safely and with confidence to Australian charities (29/08/2018)
If you are approached to donate to a charity, there are a few things you can do to ensure it is not a scam.

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April to June 2018

Getting to Know: SARRAH (29/06/2018)
We recently spoke with Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) about advocacy, the challenges they face and the rewarding nature of charity work.

Charities, it’s time to complete your 2017 Annual Information Statement (25/06/2018)
The ACNC is encouraging all registered charities to ensure they have submitted their Annual Information Statement as the end of the financial year approaches.

ACNC registers 256 new charities in May (8/06/2018)
In May 2018, the ACNC registered 256 new charities. Each charity is now listed on the ACNC website at acnc.gov.au/RecentlyRegistered.

Victoria signs on to reduce red tape for registered charities (7/06/2018)
From 1 July 2018, thousands of Victorian charities will benefit from new streamlined reporting arrangements.

Extension of transitional reporting arrangements (25/05/2018)
The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission’s (ACNC) transitional reporting arrangements have been extended to cover the 2018 and 2019 reporting periods.

ACNC registers 192 new charities in April (17/05/2018)
In April 2018, the ACNC registered 192 new charities – 74 per cent of which are based in the eastern states of Australia. Each charity is now listed on the ACNC website.

Our submission to the “ASIC Industry Funding Levies Regulation Enhancement” Treasury Consultation (16/05/2018)
On Thursday 10 May 2018 the ACNC lodged a Submission to the “ASIC Industry Funding Levies Regulation Enhancement” Treasury Consultation.

ACNC receives additional funding in 2018-19 Federal Budget (10/05/2018)
On 8 May 2018, the Federal Treasurer, the Hon Scott Morrison MP delivered the 2018-19 Budget. The ACNC received a budget for the completion of the core business of charity regulation.

ACNC Commissioner speaks at 6th Annual Not for Profits & Charities Regulatory Conference (10/05/2018)
The Hon Dr Gary Johns, ACNC Commissioner, speaking at the 6th Annual Not for Profits & Charities Regulatory Conference, May 2018, in Melbourne.

ACNC welcomes new sector-led initiative for managing charity complaints (24/04/2018)
A group of not-for-profit peak bodies have published free resources and guidance to help improve how charities manage complaints and increase trust and confidence in the sector.

ACNC registers 249 charities in March (6/04/2018)
In March 2018, the ACNC registered 249 charities. The newly registered charities undertake wide-ranging work reflecting the breadth of the Australian charity sector.

Tathra bushfires declared a disaster (3/04/2018)
On 29 March 2018, the Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, declared the Tathra bushfires (Bega Valley Shire of New South Wales) a disaster for the purposes of establishing Australian disaster relief funds.

January to March 2018

ACNC registers 242 new charities in February (15/03/2018)
More than 200 new charities were added to the Charity Register in February.

More than 100 charities face loss of registration (14/03/2018)
The ACNC has issued a public notice to more than 100 charities to let them know that their charity registration is at risk.

Commissioner Dr Gary Johns speaks about the importance of data (7/03/2018)
In his first public address since taking the role of Commissioner, Dr Gary Johns outlines his plans for the ACNC.

ACNC registers 177 new charities in January (16/02/2018)
The first month of 2018 saw 177 new charities take their place on the Charity Register.

ACNC submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (12/02/2018)
The ACNC has provided a submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security.

ACNC submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters (12/02/2018)
The ACNC has provided a submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matter.

Our submission to the review of Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission legislation (19/01/2018)
Today we published our response to the mandated review of the ACNC legislation.