Government Audit Must Engage with NFP Sector

This submission addresses key issues outlined in the terms of reference for the NCA and the implications of the work of the NCA for the charities and not-for-profit sector.

CCA has made a submission calling for the purpose of the new definition of charity to be outlined as objects of the proposed legislation.

This submission briefly outlines some of the key issues for Australia’s not-for-profit sector in response to the release by Treasury of the ‘Exposure Draft Charities Bill 2013’, a bill seeking to establish a statutory definition of charity.


This submission briefly outlines the Community Council for Australia (CCA) response to the COAG Regulatory Impact Assessment of potential duplication of governance and reporting standards for charities (RIA) consultation paper.

The CCA Board and members believe the issue of duplication in regulatory requirements for charities and more broadly for the not-for-profit (NFP) sector is a critical issue. 


This submission outlines eight measures the Community Council for Australia (CCA) believes will significantly strengthen Australia’s not-for-profit (NFP) sector and drive real economic savings for government over the coming financial year and beyond.  It has been prepared through consultation with the membership of the CCA (see Attachment 1 for a listing of CCA members) and key organisations in the NFP sector. It also draws on recommendations from previous CCA submissions.

Manager Philanthropy and Exemptions Unit Indirect, Philanthropy and Resource Tax Division The Treasury Langton Crescent PARKES ACT 2600


Dear Sir or Madam

CCA has reviewed the proposed requirements for annual financial reports under the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC) and broadly endorses the approach outlined.