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A Common Charity Definition

In accordance with the third object under the ACNC Act, to promote the reduction of unnecessary regulatory obligations on the not-for-profit sector, the ACNC has prepared a paper examining the opportunities for a common definition of ‘charity’ in all Australian jurisdictions.
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ACNC Annual Report 2012–13

This report covers the ACNC's first seven months of operation from December 2012 to 30 June 2013.
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ACNC Annual Report 2017–18

The ACNC Annual Report 2017–18 documents the work of the Commission over the past financial year.
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ACNC Annual Report 2018-19

The ACNC Annual Report 2018-19 provides an overview of the Commission's work in the 2018-19 financial year.
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ACNC Annual Report 2019-20

The ACNC Annual Report 2019-20 provides an overview of the Commission's work in the 2019-20 financial year.
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ACNC Annual Report 2020-21

The ACNC Annual Report 2020-21 provides an overview of the Commission's work in the 2020-21 financial year.
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Australian Charities Report - 7th edition

Each year the ACNC releases a report which analyses data drawn from charities' Annual Information Statements - the annual Australian Charities Report. The report provides important single-source, evidence-based research of Australia's charity sector.
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Australian Charities Report 2013

The Australian Charities Report 2013 is drawn from data from more than 38,000 registered charities which submitted through their Annual Information Statements (up until 30 June 2014) in their first year of reporting to the ACNC.
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Australian Charities Report 2014

The Australian Charities Report 2014 reveals previously unknown facts about the finances and sustainability of Australia’s charity sector.
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Australian Charities Report 2015

The Australian Charities Report 2015 is a comprehensive record to date of the Australian charity sector - and builds on previous years' Australian Charities Reports.
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Australian Charities Report 2016

The Australian Charities Report 2016 is the fourth such report produced in partnership by the ACNC and the Centre for Social Impact and the Social Policy Research Centre at the University of New South Wales.
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Australian Charities Report 2017

Each year the ACNC releases a report which analyses data drawn from charities' Annual Information Statements - the annual Australian Charities Report. The report provides important single-source, evidence-based research of Australia's charity sector.
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Australian Charities Report 2018

Each year the ACNC releases a report which analyses data drawn from charities' Annual Information Statements - the annual Australian Charities Report. The report provides important single-source, evidence-based research of Australia's charity sector.

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Charities Involved Overseas (2014)

This report examines Australian charities that are involved in activities outside Australia and is based on the data provided by 38,341 charities that submitted a 2013 Annual Information Statement (AIS) by 30 June 2014.
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Compliance Report

The Compliance Report examines the ACNC’s compliance and enforcement activities. The report uses aggregated data and de-identified information to give readers an insight into the compliance work of the ACNC, and outlines the ACNC’s compliance focus for the year ahead.
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Cutting Red Tape Report

As part of the Commonwealth Government’s broader red tape reduction agenda, a key function of the ACNC is to help reduce the regulatory burden on the Australian not for profit sector.

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Data integrity: Review of the Quality of Charities' Reporting

In line with our risk-based regulatory approach, the ACNC regularly reviews financial information provided by charities in their Annual Information Statement (AIS). For some medium and large charities, we also review the quality of annual financial reports (AFR).

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Economic contribution of the Australian charity sector

Economic contribution of the Australian charity sector draws on charity data submitted as part of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission’s 2014 and 2015 Annual Information Statements.
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Errors in charities' 2015 Annual Information Statements

Each year the ACNC conducts proportionate, risk-based monitoring of charities' financial reporting to the ACNC. This report looks at the errors and reporting trends in the 2015 Annual Information Statement.

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Faith-­based Charities in Australia (2013)

This study supplements the Australian Charities Report 2013. Faith-based charities are the largest single category of charity in Australia with a third of all charities including 'Advancement of Religion' as one of their charitable purposes and with 'Religion' nominated as the main activity for a quarter of all charities.

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Grant-making charities in Australia in 2016

This report examines the scope and work of charities which also allocate grants. The ACNC commissioned the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney to analyse charity data to produce this report.
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Growth and change in Australia’s charities 2014 to 2016

The ACNC commissioned the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney to analyse the ways Australia’s charities were growing and changing between 2014 and 2016, using the information provided in Annual Information Statements.

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Lessons on reporting to the ACNC 2014

Each year the ACNC conducts proportionate, risk-based monitoring of charities' financial reporting to the ACNC. This detailed report aims to explain some of the material issues and errors identified and the results of this compliance activity in relation to the 2014 financial reporting period.

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Measures in support of the not-for-profit sector – object 1(b)

This report seeks to provide clarity on the definitions of robust, vibrant, independent and innovative in the second object of the ACNC Act, and suggests a range of measurements to help assess the health of the sector, and how that health changes over time.

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National risk assessment into the not-for-profit sector

This risk assessment of Australia’s not-for-profit sector was published in August 2017, and is a joint report from the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits commission (ACNC) and the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC). It followed extensive analysis of the sector.
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NSCOA environmental scan

The National Standard Chart of Accounts (NSCOA) is an accounting tool for not-for-profit (NFP) organisations, designed to simplify and improve the consistency of financial account categories and terms used. The ACNC’s environmental scan of the NSCOA set out to analyse the current use and awareness of the NSCOA, as well as the challenges or benefits identified in its use.

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Public Trust and Confidence in Australian Charities Report 2015

This study examined public trust and confidence in Australian charities in 2015. The research consisted of in-depth interviews, focus groups and an online survey of a nationally representative sample of 1,761 Australian adults.

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Reporting statistics for the 2017 reporting period

Australia’s registered charities have an ongoing obligation to report annually to the ACNC. Charities do this by completing and submitting an Annual Information Statement (AIS) and, in the case of medium and large charities, an Annual Financial Report (AFR).

This report looks at charities’ reporting during the 2017 reporting period.
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Reporting statistics for the 2018 reporting period

Registered charities in Australia have an ongoing obligation to report annually to the ACNC. To do this, charities complete and submit an Annual Information Statement (AIS) and, in the case of medium and large charities, an Annual Financial Report (AFR).

This report analyses charities’ reporting during the 2018 reporting period.
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Reviewing charities’ financial information and annual financial reports

Registered charities in Australia have an ongoing obligation to report annually to the ACNC. To do this, charities complete and submit an Annual Information Statement (AIS) and, in the case of medium and large charities, an Annual Financial Report (AFR).

This report analyses charities’ reporting during the 2019 reporting period.