The Australian Government has announced amendments to Governance Standard 3 to ensure that Australian charities that engage in or use their resources to actively promote unlawful behaviour face enforcement action.

Registered charities that act lawfully and do not use their resources to actively promote others to engage in unlawful activities are already complying with the amended Governance Standard.

The ACNC will provide guidance and education to registered charities once the Regulation comes into effect to help them understand and comply with the Governance Standard.

Read more in this statement by Australian Assistant Treasurer the Hon Michael Sukkar.