Media releases

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Previous media releases from the ACNC

2017 media releases from the ACNC

April to June 2017

Report - Australia’s small charities offer big benefits to community (4/05/2017)
Australia’s small charities offer big benefits to community.Australia’s smallest charities account for more than a third of the charity sector, according to new a report released today by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

Australia’s biggest philanthropic donation welcomed by charity commission Chair (24/05/2017)
ACNC Advisory Board Chair, Mr Tony Stuart, has applauded Andrew and Nicola Forrest’s announcement of a $400 million donation yesterday – the largest ever in Australia.

ACNC strips Townsville charity of registration (5/05/2017)
The national charity regulator, the ACNC has revoked the charity status of the Townsville Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cultural Centre Cooperative Society Limited.

Hundreds of charities revoked by national regulator (6/04/2017)
Five hundred and ninety charities have had their registration with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) revoked, after failing to submit their annual reports two years running.

January to March 2017

Charity regulator sets out focus for 2017 in latest report (14/03/2017)
In addition to fraud and terrorism, the ACNC will focus on financial mismanagement, harm to beneficiaries, and the political activities of Australia’s charities in 2017.

Double defaulter charities risking loss of charity status (3/03/2017)
More than 1,300 registered charities are at risk of having the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) revoke their registration, for twice failing to submit their annual reports.

Charities risk consequences for overdue annual reporting (23/02/2017)
More than 4,000 charities are risking sanctions after missing the deadline for their annual reporting to the national charity regulator.

ACNC seeks feedback on not-for-profit accounting tool (21/02/2017)
Charities and not-for-profits are invited to give their feedback on the national regulator’s free not-for-profit accounting tool - the National Standard Chart of Accounts (NSCOA).

Charity regulator revokes three Queensland charities (13/02/2017)
The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has revoked the charity registration of three organisations following investigations into their operations