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This media guide provides an overview for journalists about the ACNC’s role as Australia’s charity sector regulator, explains what information we can provide to the media and the public, and answers some frequently asked questions.
More than 1,000 charities risk losing registration for repeated failure to meet obligations
The ACNC has notified more than 1,000 charities they risk losing registration because they have repeatedly failed to meet their reporting obligations.
ACNC confirms it is investigating Hillsong
The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission has confirmed it is investigating concerns raised about Hillsong Church.
Advocacy news and fundraising reform - important updates for the sector
In her latest Commissioner's column, Sue Woodward AM reminds the sector about rules surrounding charity advocacy and celebrates the recent announcement of a set of nationally consistent fundraising principles.
With cyber crime on the rise, the ACNC advises charities to manage risk
With reports of cyber crime on the rise, the ACNC is reminding charities of cyber security risks and guidance and practical tools available to help reduce the risk of cyberattacks.
ACNC says charities can make a valuable contribution to conversations on the Voice referendum
The ACNC has released information for charities considering contributing to conversations taking place about the Australian Government’s planned referendum on an Indigenous Voice to Parliament.
Is your charity’s Address For Service up to date?
An Address For Service is the primary address used by the ACNC to send charity correspondence. Charities need to provide us with an email and/or a physical address.
ACNC welcomes the announcement of national fundraising red tape reform
The ACNC welcomes the announcement that Australian, state and territory treasurers have agreed to a set of nationally consistent fundraising principles.
After Türkiye and Syria disaster charity regulator says give generously but beware of scams
In the wake of the earthquake disaster in Türkiye and Syria, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission advises donors to give generously to legitimate charities but to beware of scam appeals.
New rules to reinforce transparency of related party transactions
In this month’s Commissioner’s column, Sue Woodward AM urges charities to collect information about related party transactions, with new rules in effect.
Fraud prevention and financial management: new free ACNC short courses
New interactive courses help those who run charities identify and protect themselves from fraud and teach valuable financial management skills to assist with meeting reporting obligations to the ACNC.