Final Productivity Commission Report Available
The Productivity Commission’s final report into the Contribution of the Not-for-Profit Sector has been released and is now available for viewing or download from the Productivity Commission’s website.
The report recommends wide-ranging reforms to remove unncessary burdens and costs faced by the not-for-profit sector as well as to improve its accountability. The recommendations include:
- Establishment of a Registrar for Community and Charitable Purpose Organisations to act as a ‘one-stop shop’ for Commonwealth-based regulation
- Establishment of an Office for Sector Engagement to drive reform and policy development at the Commonwealth level
- Creation of a national measurement framework and a Centre for Community Service Effectiveness to act as a clearinghouse to promote best practice evaluation
- a more coherent endorsement process for tax status, to be administered by the proposed Registrar, and a new definition of charity
- broadening the scope of gift deductibility, promoting planned giving and national harmonisation of fundraising regulation
For more information see the Productivity Commission’s website.
Feb. 16, 2010