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Silencing dissent - Anglicare Australia opposes changes to charity regulation

Mar 18, 2021, 15:03 PM by Maiy Azize

Anglicare Australia has been opposing proposed changes that are being considered by the Government on the regulation of charities.

The proposed changes would force all charities to show they are taking steps to avoid committing 'summary offences' in each State, Territory and federally; make charities responsible for how other parties use their materials, such as research reports and logos; and make charities responsible for summary offences inadvertently committed by employees and volunteers.

Although it is politically unlikely that these changes would be used to target members of the Anglicare Australia Network, all members will still need to comply. Anglicare Australia has outlined our opposition to the changes in a detailed submission to the Treasury.

Anglicare Australia has prepared a briefing paper for members on the implications of the changes. Members are also invited to a Zoom briefing on the charities hosted by Hands Off Our Charities on the compliance implications of the changes. The briefing will be held at 3pm AEST on 21 April. Those interested in attending can register here.