Retain the ACNC to build sector transparency and efficiency

This submission outlines the Community Council for Australia (CCA) response to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Repeal Bill 2014.  This is the fourth submission by CCA in relation to the establishment of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC).  CCA has also appeared before the Senate Economics Committee, Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services, and the Senate Community Affairs Committee to give evidence on Bills relating to the ACNC.

This is the third submission on this legislation that has been prepared with the members of the Community Council for Australia (Attachment 2) as well as other key organisations in the not-for-profit sector, academics, lawyers, government officials, and key policy advisors.

Effective financial systems for the not for profit sector and the community

This submission promotes discussion about financial system issues that are impacting across the NFP sector now and into the future. Addressing some of these issues will deliver real economic and social benefits for governments and our communities in the longer term.

$35 Million Plan to Strengthen the NFP Sector

Informed by expert consultation with members, CCA’s pre-budget submission outlines seven measures to drive real economic savings for Government, whilst simultaneously strengthening Australia’s not-for-profit sector.

Time for a Real Relationship Reform

CCA’s submission focused on the need for the Prime Minister’s Business and Community Partnership (CBP) to be much more than a talk fest and become a vehicle to enhance relations between not-for-profit entities, their communities, government and businesses.