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January to March 2017

New charity data available on data.gov.au (17/01/2017)
New charity data available on data.gov.au Data from more than 46,000 registered charities’ 2015 Annual Information Statements, including financial data, was uploaded today to data.gov.au as part of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commi

October to December 2016

ACNC revokes charity status of Village Green Community Foundation (25/10/2016)
The ACNC has announced the revocation of the Village Green Community Foundation.

Street Swags takes action to address ACNC concerns (20/10/2016)
Registered charity Street Swags has voluntarily agreed to take action to address concerns raised about its governance by the national charity regulator.

Charity tick – coming soon (6/10/2016)
In November, the ACNC will officially release the ACNC charity tick. Available to registered charities, the tick aims to gives reassurance to the donating public that the charity is transparent and accountable and pointing the user to the ACNC Cha

July to September 2016

Advisory Board Chair Growing together (14/09/2016)
ACNC Advisory Board Char, Tony Stuart, was interviewed by Zilla Efrat from the Governance Institute of Australia regarding the ACNC's future.

The benefits of a single definition of charity (24/08/2016)
The benefits of a single definition of charity

April to June 2016

Tasmanian not-for-profit scam alert (24/06/2016)
The Tasmanian Police have issued an warning about online scams which have seen many not-for-profits lose substantial sums of money.

Donating during Ramadan (14/06/2016)
The ACNC wishes those observing Ramadan this month peace, prosperity and good health. May 2016

Queen’s Birthday Honours (9/06/2016)
The ACNC congratulates those in the charity and philanthropic sectors who were recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours over the long weekend.

Red tape reduction for SA and TAS charities (8/06/2016)
Two states pass legislation to reduce red tape for registered charities.

Call for comment: Draft Commissioner’s Interpretation Statement on Public Benevolent Institutions (28/04/2016)
The ACNC is seeking comments on the draft Commissioner’s Interpretation Statement: Public Benevolent Institutions.

Extension of transitional reporting arrangements (19/04/2016)
TheACNC is pleased to confirm that the ACNC transitional reporting arrangements have been extended.

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January to March 2016

Managing charity money - guide for board members (2/02/2016)
Guide for charity board members to help them understand their obligations to the ACNC related to managing their finances, reporting on their transactions and ensuring their funds are used to further their charitable purpose.

New money guide for charities (20/01/2016)
The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has launched a new guide for charities: Managing charity money.

152 new charities registered in December 2015 (13/01/2016)
During the last month of 2015, the ACNC registered 152 new charities.