Productivity Commission draft Not-For-Profit report Released

The Productivity Commission has released a draft report into the Contribution of the Not-For-Profit Sector. The Commission’s brief was to study the contribution of the not-for-profit sector to Australian society with an emphasis on improving the measurement of the sector’s contributions, and removing obstacles to maximising its contributions to society.

The Draft Report Released yesterday makes a number of recommendations, including:

  • the establishment of a ‘one-stop shop’ for Commonwealth-based regulation in the form of a Registrar for Community and Charitable Purpose Organisations.
  • building a better knowledge base through a national measurement framework and a Centre for Community Service Effectiveness for the promotion of best practice evaluation
  • a streamlined endorsement process for tax status to be administered by the proposed Registrar
  • broadening the scope of gift deductibility
  • national harmonised fundraising regulation

The draft research report has been released to encourage public discussion and to inform the Commission’s Final Report. Interested parties are invited to read the Draft Report and make written submissions to the Commission by COB Tuesday 24 November 2009.

For more information, download the full draft report or single chapters from the Productivity Commission’s website at: http://www.pc.gov.au/projects/study/not-for-profit/draft

Oct. 15, 2009

 Tags: government, general, advocacy

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