Australia’s Charities and Not-for-profits Consultation Report

In 2014, the former Minister for Social Services, the Hon Kevin Andrews MP, released the Australia’s Charities and Not-for-profits Options Paper outlining the policy directions proposed by the Government to introduce effective replacement arrangements that reduce the burden of regulation on the civil society sector.

In July and August 2014 the Department conducted face-to-face consultations sessions following the release of the Options Paper. These were held across seven capital cities – Melbourne, Hobart, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and Adelaide. A total of 230 stakeholders attended the sessions, with some forums attended by over 40 participants. Written submissions were also accepted by the Department on the proposed replacement arrangements. A total of 88 submissions were received.

This report provides a summary of consolidated feedback from charities and interested parties.

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