The December edition of the ACNC's monthly e-newsletter, The Charitable Purpose, has now been sent to charities and subscribers. In this edition, ACNC Commissioner Dr Gary Johns reflects on the momentous challenges in 2020 that tested Australia’s charity sector and placed significant demands on the ACNC as the regulator, approimately 300 charities lose their registration, sanctions for charities that fail to join the National Redress Scheme and more. Subscribe to the monthly newsletter on our home page.

Commissioner's Column

Read the ACNC media release about giving safely this Christmas.

Treasury is seeking submissions on the draft legislative instrument and explanatory materials for the introduction of a new Governance Standard in the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Regulation 2013. The Standard would require registered charities to take all reasonable steps to participate in the National Redress Scheme for Child Sexual Abuse (Redress Scheme) if they may have been involved in child sexual abuse within the scope of the Redress Scheme.

To learn more visit Treasury's website.

Submissions can be made until 8 January 2021.