October to December 2017

Commissioner’s Column – 11 October 2017 (12/10/2017)
As acting Commissioner of the ACNC David Locke ,will be in this role for the month of October. Murray Baird, the ACNC’s Assistant Commissioner, General Counsel will be acting Commissioner for the month of November.

July to September 2017

Commissioner’s Column – 28 September 2017 (28/09/2017)
As my term as the inaugural Commissioner ends this week, and as the ACNC approaches its five-year anniversary, I want to recognise the development of the ACNC as an agency. The ACNC has matured into a firm and fair regulator.

Commissioner’s Column – 13 September 2017 (13/09/2017)
ACNC Commissioner Susan Pascoe AM discusses the Third Sector Awards, recent compliance activity, and the 2017 Annual Information Statement due date.

Commissioner’s Column – 30 August 2017 (30/08/2017)
ACNC Commissioner Susan Pascoe AM discusses this week's launch of the national risk assessment, a Compliance Agreement with the new board of RSL SA, and political advocacy guidance.

Commissioners Column - 15 August 2017 (18/08/2017)
ACNC Commissioner Susan Pascoe AM discusses the appointment of new members to the ACNC Advisory Board and new ACNC podcasts.

Commissioner’s Column – 3 August 2017 (3/08/2017)
Commissioner Susan Pascoe AM announces red tape reduction progress in Victoria, the release of the 2017 Annual Information Statement, and recent trips to Cairns and Perth.

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April to June 2017

Commissioner’s Column – 21 June 2017 (21/06/2017)
Commissioner Susan Pascoe AM discusses the forthcoming faith-based roundtables, safe giving this end of financial year, and Treasury’s DGR discussion paper.

Commissioner’s Column – 6 June 2017 (6/06/2017)
Commissioner Susan Pascoe AM discusses her contribution to a new book on the charity sector, her forthcoming trip to Perth, and Andrew and Nicola Forrest’s philanthropic donation.

Commissioner’s Column – 17 May 2017 (18/05/2017)
In this edition of the Commissioner’s Column, Susan discusses Red tape reduction progress in ACT, a Scam warning for registered charities, and the NFP Governance and Performance study – survey.

Commissioner’s Column – 3 May 2017 (3/05/2017)
In this edition of the Commissioner’s Column, Susan discusses the International Charity Regulator’s Conference, the Smallest Charities Report 2015, and our recent series of webinars.

Commissioner’s Column – 19 April 2017 (19/04/2017)
With Commissioner Susan Pascoe AM away from the office this week meeting with charity regulators from other common law jurisdictions, I am acting as Commissioner of the ACNC in her absence.

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January to March 2017

Commissioner’s Column – 22 March 2017 (23/03/2017)
Commissioner Susan Pascoe AM, discusses ‘double defaulter’ charities, our new guide Managing people’s information and data and announces the ACNC Charity Compliance 2015 and 2016 report.

Commissioner’s Column – 8 March 2017 (8/03/2017)
Commissioner Susan Pascoe AM, discusses ‘double defaulter’ charities, Recent compliance action and announces the ACNC Charity Register research.

Commissioner’s Column – 22 February 2017 (22/02/2017)
Commissioner Susan Pascoe AM, discusses ‘double defaulter’ charities, The 2015 Australian Charities Report sector events and announces Guidance and resources available on the ACNC website.

Commissioner’s Column – 8 February 2017 (9/02/2017)
Acting Commissioner Murray Baird reminds charities about the 2016 Annual Information Statement due date, and discusses the Canberra launch of the Australian Charities Report 2015.

Commissioner’s Column – 24 January 2017 (24/01/2017)
In this fortnight's column, acting Commissioner David Locke discusses the Bourke Street tragedy and fund, the upcoming 2016 Annual Information Statement due date, and recent revocations.

Commissioner’s Column – 12 January 2017 (12/01/2017)
Commissioner Susan Pascoe AM, discusses the 2016 Annual Information Statement, and announces Australian Charities Report – coming to a capital city near you.