October to December 2017

Federal Government announces new ACNC Commissioner (7/12/2017)
Dr Gary Johns has been named as the new Commissioner of the Australian charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), following a formal announcement by Assistant Minister to the Treasurer, the Hon Michael Sukkar MP.

ACNC statement on DGR reforms (5/12/2017)
Earlier this year, the Commonwealth Government released a discussion paper on potential changes to the deductible gift recipient (DGR) system.

Waubra Foundation - AAT decision (4/12/2017)
The decision in Waubra Foundation v Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission was handed down by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) in Adelaide this afternoon.

Charity Chat - Vulnerable people (10/11/2017)
The latest episode of the ACNC’s podcast, Charity Chat, is a discussion about charities engaging with vulnerable people when fundraising.

Charity Chat podcast – Reflections from Susan Pascoe AM (23/10/2017)
A new episode of ACNC Charity Chat is now available. In this episode, the inaugural ACNC Commissioner Susan Pascoe AM looks back at the establishment of the ACNC and her time in the role, and the future for both the ACNC and the charity sector.

July to September 2017

ACNC five years on Reflections of the Inaugural Commissioner, Susan Pascoe AM (27/09/2017)
Today, the inaugural Commissioner of the ACNC, Susan Pascoe AM, reflected on the first five years of the charity regulator

Charity Chat podcast – charities and advocacy (27/09/2017)
Charity Chat podcast – charities and advocacy.Our podcast is a great way to stay informed about all things charity related: issues facing the charity sector, charity operations and governance, and how charities can meet obligations to the ACNC.

ACNC Commissioner proudly accepts Third Sector Award (8/09/2017)
ACNC Commissioner, Susan Pascoe AM, has been awarded the not-for-profit sector Influencer of the Year award at the inaugural Third Sector Awards held in Melbourne.

Charity Chat podcast - using fundraising agencies (29/08/2017)
Assistant Commissioner David Locke joins us to talk about charities' use of fundraising agencies. We discuss the legitimacy of charities using fundraising agencies, their responsibilities when fundraising,and the importance of charities.

Statement from Tony Stuart – ACNC Advisory Board Chair (24/08/2017)
ACNC Advisory Board Chair, Mr Tony Stuart, discusses the appointment of two new Advisory Board members, Dr Susan Alberti and Mr Peter Hogan.

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April to June 2017

Letter to the Editor -The Australian - Charity pocketed $1.8m in donations (16/06/2017)
Assistant Commissioner David Locke's letter to the editor of The Australian regarding the revocation of AFG Charities Trust.

ACNC hosting faith-based charity roundtables around Australia (15/06/2017)
The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) is travelling the country over the next few months to meet with a variety of faith-based organisations around Australia.

275 new charities registered in May 2017 (14/06/2017)
In May 2017, the ACNC registered 275 new charities that will provide a range of services to the community.

Donating during Ramadan (29/05/2017)
The ACNC wishes those observing Ramadan this month peace, prosperity and good health.

Charities warned to watch out for scam emails (12/05/2017)
The ACNC has been notified of a scam email offering donations to registered charities in Australia.

January to March 2017

Donating to those affected by Cyclone Debbie (29/03/2017)
The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) is encouraging Australians to donate to registered charities in the wake of Cyclone Debbie.

Charities and responsible use of data (10/03/2017)
The ACNC today published a guide to help charities consider the issues of information and data management.

New charity data available on data.gov.au (17/01/2017)
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 ACNC's commitment to open data.