Consultation on Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission Replacement Arrangements

4 July 2014

The Department is delivering on the Government’s commitment by streamlining processes for civil society organisations and removing red tape. This includes the repeal of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) to allow organisations within the sector to self-manage and focus more on their work within the community.

The Options Paper, Australia’s Charities and Not-for-profits (the paper) has been released to seek feedback from charities and interested parties on the proposed replacement options.

The paper sets out the policy directions proposed by the Government to introduce effective replacement arrangements that reduce the burden of regulation on the civil society sector.  Comments and feedback on the paper will inform development of the replacement arrangements.

To support the consultation process, the Department is holding a number of consultation sessions with charities and civil society organisations on the paper and the proposed replacement arrangements. Details of the consultation sessions are available on the DSS website. If you are interested in attending one of the sessions, please register online.

While the sessions will have limited capacity, interested parties are encouraged to utilise the option of submitting a written application to this consultation process. Written submissions, utilising the submission template, will be accepted up until 20 August 2014.

The paper and submission template are now available on the Department’s website.

A summary of stakeholder feedback will be made available on the Department’s website, following the consultation period.

More information about the Department’s civil society agenda is available on the DSS website.

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