Charities stand against changes to ACNC powers that will stifle advocacy
CCA Chair Tim Costello speaks with Fran Kelly on ABC RN about charities concerns at the breathtaking and unnecessary regulatory overreach that the Australian Government is currently seeking to legislate.
Links to more news below. See also CCA's submission to Treasury responding to the proposed changes to the powers of the ACNC: https://www.communitycouncil.com.au/content/submission-responding-propos...
Breathtaking, massive overreach - needlessly tying #charities up in red tape with rules that apply to no one else in society. @TimCostello @ComCouncil @RNBreakfast calls out Govt intent to chill advocacy. Senate must disallow. #auspol #HandsOffCharitieshttps://t.co/XOWBcrLcbz— Com Council for Aus (@ComCouncil) August 11, 2021
We can and do already deregister charities that break the law - as this timely article says proposed new powers are: Designed to stop organisations like Anglicare speaking up for our communities' via @EternityNews https://t.co/fn95H7URkX— David Crosbie (@DavidCrosbie2) August 12, 2021
Unnecessary, unreasonable changes to #ACNC powers will seriously impact thousands upon thousands of #charities. We need Senators to stand up for our #charities and disallow. Here's an excellent discussion of the issues and the impact. Thanks @NPAAustralia https://t.co/TlCynVZmBD pic.twitter.com/mF5CnNUMNJ— Com Council for Aus (@ComCouncil) August 8, 2021
Charities leaders have united to condemn amendments to charity governance standards that they say will shut them down for speaking out, after the Morrison government tabled the controversial new regulations in the Senate #HandsOffOurCharities https://t.co/6N6zzoAa2G— Pro Bono News (@ProBonoNews) August 5, 2021
A fair question. What is the driver behind the Government's targeting of #charities? When:— Com Council for Aus (@ComCouncil) August 4, 2021
1. Charities, their staff and volunteers are subject to the law - just like everyone else.
2. There is no evidence of rampant charity lawlessness.#HandsOffCharitieshttps://t.co/zcBg8zY4H0