ACNC retained by Government
The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission has been retained by Government.
In news out of Canberra on the 4th of March 2016, the government announced it would provide certainty to the charitable sector & NFP’s by retaining the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).
Following the consultation process, it has been decided that the ACNC will have a renewed focus and will work with charities to help them become more efficient, and assist with improvements in governance.
For more detail on the announcement read full media release ACNC
New ACNC rules released for NFP's and charities
A new set of template rules were announced in March 2016 from the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission outlining a set of steps which help small unincorporated charities manage their registration and governance.
Often charities and NFP's run by volunteers and with limited assets struggle to provide the correct documents to establish a charity registration and these new rules provide an effective starting point for organisations and allow them to set firm procedures in place for good governance.
Features of the new set of templates include:
ACNC Here To Stay
Recent news out of Canberra has indicated the ACNC has secured its future following the dropping of plans to scrap the commission. Minister for Social Services Scott Morrison has declared that plans from his predecessor former Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews to abolish the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission is not a priority in his new portfolio.