One of the ACNC's objects is to 'promote the reduction of unnecessary regulatory obligations on the Australian not-for-profit sector'.
The ACNC works within the Commonwealth Government’s Regulator Performance Framework to reduce the cost of unnecessary or inefficient regulation – ‘red tape’.
Red tape reduction
The ACNC’s work on reducing red tape includes:
- sharing charity information with other government agencies to build a ‘report once, use often’ framework for charities using the ACNC 'Charity Passport'
- streamlining reporting for charities regulated by other Commonwealth bodies
- harmonising ACNC regulatory requirements with the numerous state and territory laws that cover charities
- commissioning research on red tape reduction in the not-for-profit sector to inform our work, and
- providing guidance and advice to charities to help them meet their regulatory obligations.
Red tape reduction - according to legal structure
This table outlines the progress the ACNC has made in reducing red tape for charities based on legal structure.
ORIC Indigenous Corporations
|NSW Incorporated Associations|
|NT Incorporated Associations|
Red tape reduction - fundraising requirements
This table outlines the progress the ACNC has made in reducing red tape for charities that report to state or territory agencies for fundraising.
|Western Australia||In progress||In progress|
|In progress||In progress|
*Charities must notify of their intention to fundraise in SA, but do not need to apply for a license.