The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has revoked the registration of three charities following separate investigations which found they were not operating in accordance with the ACNC Act and Regulation.
This week the ACNC revoked the charity status of the Young People For Tomorrow Ltd (ABN 19 146 440 502), The Trustee For First 24 Hrs Foundation (ABN 17 343 357 837) and Mununjali Traditional Custodians Ltd (ABN 52 150 561 541).
Commissioner Susan Pascoe AM said the ACNC takes a proportional approach to compliance activity, while maintaining a commitment to protecting public trust and confidence in the sector.
“Revocation of charity status is reserved for the most serious of cases. We prefer to educate charities and support them to improve where appropriate. However, we will act firmly and quickly where there is evidence of serious mismanagement or misappropriation, a serious, persistent or deliberate breach of the ACNC Act, or where vulnerable people or significant charitable assets are at risk.
“The ACNC has made the decision to revoke the registrations of Young People For Tomorrow Ltd, The Trustee For First 24 Hrs Foundation and Mununjali Traditional Custodians Ltd, as charities in accordance with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 (ACNC Act),” Ms Pascoe said.
Young People For Tomorrow Ltd – ABN 19146440502
- Revoked under subsection 35-10(1)(c) of the ACNC Act.
- Young People For Tomorrow Ltd is an incorporated entity which benefited from deductible gift recipient status as well as tax concessions for GST, income tax and fringe benefit tax since it was established in 2010.
- It had its charity status revoked on 10 March 2015 and the decision is effective from this date.
The Trustee For First 24 Hrs Foundation – ABN 17343357837
- Revoked under section 35-10(1)(c) of the ACNC Act.
- The First 24 Hrs Foundation is a charity which benefited from tax concessions for GST and income tax since it was established in 2010.
- It had its charity status revoked on 10 March 2015 and this decision is effective from 1 July 2013.
Mununjali Traditional Custodians Ltd ABN 52150561541
- Revoked under section 35-10(1)(c) the ACNC Act.
- Mununjali Traditional Custodians Ltd is an Australian public company which benefited from tax concessions for GST, income tax and fringe benefit tax since 2011.
- It had its charity status revoked on 3 March 2015 and this decision was effective from that date.
The charities have 60 days to lodge an objection to this decision.
The ACNC has received over 1300 complaints against charities since it was established over two years ago. The majority of these complaints have been resolved through education and advice. Members of the public can lodge complaints and concerns by visiting acnc.gov.au/charityconcern.
For more information about the ACNC’s compliance activity, visit acnc.gov.au/compliancedecisions.
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