On 23 August 2017, the ACNC and the The Returned & Services League Of Australia (S.A. Branch) Incorporated entered into a Compliance Agreement to resolve governance issues found during an investigation into the charity’s activities and operations.
Since the ACNC was established in December 2012, every charity registered with the ACNC has had to meet certain obligations and responsibilities. By meeting these, charities play an important role in building public trust and confidence in the Australian not-for-profits sector. When regulating charities, we follow our published regulatory approach, which includes providing guidance, education and other support, as well as taking action when necessary.
The ACNC has a range of formal penalties and powers it can use in regulating charities. If we use of any of these formal powers we must publish it on the Charity Register.
The ACNC can apply penalties if a charity makes false or misleading statements or fails to lodge documents in time. Information about penalties will not be published.
Appeal or review of compliance decisions
Charities have a period of 60 days after they are notified of a compliance decision made by the ACNC (such as to revoke registration, issue a direction or refuse to remit a penalty) to apply for an internal review of this decision.
17 December 2019 - ANIA Holdings Limited
17 December 2019 - Vegan Rising
5 December 2019 - Candice Care Inc
18 November 2019 - Aussie Farms Inc
14 August 2019 - Australian Community & Health Foundation Limited
14 August 2019 - Beyond Community & Health Inc
6 August 2019 - White Coats Charity Incorporated
6 August 2019 - The Trustee for Storybook Angels for Disabled Animals
6 August 2019 - Kaizen Synergy College
22 July 2019 - Al-Mabarat Benevolent Society Ltd
12 April 2019 - Community Agency for Development Employment & Training Inc
23 January 2019 - Justice Empowerment Mission Inc.
15 January 2019 - House of Hope Recovery Centre
19 December 2018 - Global Crisis Aid
13 December 2018 - Diwan Al Dawla
22 November 2018 - Lien Hoa Women Buddhist Meditation Centre (Chua Lien Hoa) Incorporated
21 November 2018 - PERPETUAL ENERGI LTD
8 November 2018 - Slice of Life (Aust) Pty Limited
10 October 2018 - Stroke Check Limited
24 September 2018 - The Trustee For Echo-elderly Citizens Help Organisation Inc.
30 August 2018 - Lieu Quan Buddhist Association Incorporated
20 July 2018 - The Genevieve Audrey Foundation
8 June 2018 - Breaking Through Transitional Services Limited
24 May 2018 - Pockets Australia Pty Limited
18 April 2018 - St Pauls Prevention Rehabilitation
9 April 2018 - Pets Haven Foundation Limited
7 February 2018 - Shielding Young from Terror and Harm
15 January 2018 - Pathways to Leadership
21 December 2017 - Synergy Active
22 November 2017 - Fitzroy Basin Elders Committee Incorporated
20 November 2017 - Childs Vision Pty Ltd
14 November 2017 - Australian Council On Alcoholism And Drug Dependence Inc
16 October 2017 - Guardian Youth Care Limited
16 October 2017 - Guardian Disability Services Limited
5 October 2017 - The Cm & Ja Whitehouse Foundation
2 October 2017 - City Of Wollongong Aerial Patrol Inc
28 September 2017 - GLCS Group Incorporated
27 September 2017 - Australian Multicultural Christian Society Incorporated
28 August 2017 - Community Work Pty Limited
26 July 2017 - Survivor Foundation Incorporated
19 July 2017 - Immigrant Womens' Health Information Service Inc
17 July 2017 - Global Helping Hands Foundation - Australia
17 July 2017 - African Australian Network Ltd
16 June 2017 - Queensland Independent College Ltd
7 June 2017 - #ChangingLivesProject Ltd
11 April 2017 - Downs Aborigines And Islanders Company Limited
24 March 2017 - St Nicholas Home For The Aged
27 February 2017 - Nest Egg Guardians
10 February 2017 - Gulf Aboriginal Development Company Limited
9 February 2017 - Walking Wounded Ltd
25 January 2017 - Brighter Horizons Limited
18 January 2017 - Harvest Angels Inc
13 January 2017 - Catch The Fire Ministries Inc
15 December 2016 - Camp Gallipoli Foundation Incorporated
7 December 2016 - Shaolin Temple Foundation
23 November 2016 - Southside Housing Aboriginal Corporation
18 November 2016 - Islamic Development Organisation Incorporated
18 November 2016 - International Development Organisation
10 November 2016 - Diamond's House Of Faith
12 October 2016 - Village Green Community Foundation
15 August 2016 - The Trustee For The Afg Charities Trust
15 August 2016 - Australian Bunker And Military Museum Pty Ltd
3 August 2016 - Kids Cancer Relief NSW Inc
25 July 2016 - Ethan Affordable Housing Limited
30 June 2016 - The Trustee For The Turner Foundation
30 June 2016 - Angelorum Limited
17June 2016 - Newcastle Night Angels Homeless Care Incorporated
16 June 2016 - St Andrews Children Neighbourhood Centre Inc
16 June 2016 - Balranald Aboriginal Health Service Incorporated
16 June 2016 - Xin Yi Dai Inc
2 February 2016 – Help Save The Furry Ones
2 February 2016 – White Ridge Rescue Inc
11 September 2015 – Adult Stem Cell Foundation Australia Limited
5 June 2015 – Mature Age Group Charity Association
1 April 2015 – Get Rid of Sids Project Inc
10 March 2015 – Young People For Tomorrow Ltd
10 March 2015 – The Trustee For First 24 Hrs Foundation
3 March 2015 – Mununjali Traditional Custodians Limited
5 February 2015 – The Trustee For The Balls 4 Life Foundation
16 January 2015 – Foundation Of Public Safety Professionals
5 September 2014 – New Connection Church
22 July 2014 – Care 4 Kids Foundation of Australia Ltd
22 July 2014 – Indigenous Foundation of Australia
30 June 2014 – Arthur Crawford Foundation
15 October 2019 - Construction Charitable Works Limited
The ACNC entered into an Enforceable Undertaking with Construction Charitable Works Limited which includes actions to ensure compliance with Governance Standard 5 (Duties of Responsible Persons) and improve a range of aspects of governance.
The ACNC entered into an Enforceable Undertaking with RSL NSW after significant governance failings were highlighted during an investigation into the charity's activities and operation.
15 May 2018 - RSL LifeCare Limited
The ACNC entered into an Enforceable Undertaking with RSL LifeCare Limited to rectify significant governance failings found during an investigation into the charity.
14 July 2017 - Australian Federation of Islamic Councils
A second Undertaking was accepted by the ACNC Commissioner from the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils Incorporated for the purpose of Division 90 of the ACNC Act to address ongoing concerns.
17 August 2016 - Australian Federation of Islamic Councils
An Undertaking was accepted by the ACNC Commissioner from the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils Incorporated for the purpose of Division 90 of the ACNC Act to address a number of concerns.
3 February 2015 - Yipirinya School Council Inc
The ACNC agreed to an Enforceable Undertaking with the Yipirinya School Council Inc to address a number of concerns.
7 December 2018 – Role Models and Leaders Australia Ltd
The ACNC provided a Direction to Role Models and Leaders Australia Ltd in relation to financial management and governance issues.
The Acting Assistant Commissioner made a decision in accordance with s 85-20(3) of the ACNC Act to revoke the Direction issued to the charity, meaning from 27 November 2019 the Direction is no longer in effect. The basis for the decision to revoke the Direction is that the charity has met the requirements of the Direction.
28 March 2018 – Returned & Services League Of Australia (Queensland Branch)
The ACNC provided a Direction to the Returned & Services League Of Australia (Queensland Branch), commonly known as RSL Queensland in relation to a number of identified governance failures.
In accordance with s 85-20(3) of the ACNC Act, the ACNC has revoked the Direction issued to the charity, effective 9 May 2019. The basis for the decision to revoke the Direction is that the charity has met the requirements of the Direction.
19 February 2018 – Returned & Services League Of Australia Limited
The ACNC provided a Direction to the Returned & Services League Of Australia Limited, commonly known as RSL National, in relation to a number of identified governance failures.
In accordance with s 85-20(3) of the ACNC Act, the ACNC has revoked the Direction issued to the charity, effective 21 March 2019. The basis for the decision to revoke the Direction is that the charity has met the requirements of the Direction.
26 May 2014 – The New Connection Church Incorporated
The ACNC provided a Direction to The New Connection Church Incorporated as it failed to respond to advice from the ACNC in relation to filing relevant information in its 2013 Annual Information Statement, updating its Responsible Persons and providing additional information.
The ACNC issued a warning to The Board of Benevolence and of Aged Masons Widows and Orphans’ Fund in relation to issues with governance, including Governance Standard 2 (Accountability to members) and Governance Standard 5 (Duties of Responsible Persons).
10 September 2015 - Islamic Society Of Belconnen
The ACNC issued a warning to the Islamic Society of Belconnen for failing to comply with its reporting, governance, record keeping and duty to notify obligations.
28 April 2014 - The New Connection Church Incorporated
The ACNC issued a warning advising The New Connection Church that it has breached the ACNC Act by failing to lodge its 2013 Annual Information Statement.