New Senate Report on Charity Regulation

A new report has found that non-profit organisations in Australia are labouring under a heavy burden of inconsistent and inappropriate regulation and that there is a pressing need for improved regulation and increased transparency. The report was tabled yesterday by the Senate Standing Committee on Economics inquiry into disclosure regimes for charities and not-for-profit organisations.

The Committee has recommended comprehensive changes to the non-profit regulatory environment including:

  • Greater consistency in legislation governing non-profit organisations
  • A single body to register and regulate non-profit organisations
  • National fundraising legislation
  • Appointment of a Minister for the Third Sector to manage issues arising for non-profit organisations
  • A Taskforce to implement reform of the non-profit operating environment

Copies of the report can be downloaded at:

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/economics_ctte/charities_08/report/index.htm

Dec. 04, 2008

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