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Twitter Australia has partnered with Australian suicide prevention charity R U OK to create a threadventure for R U OK? Day. Users can access a ‘choose your own adventure conversation thread’ at the R U OK? Day Twitter handle. Through the R U OK? Twitter threadventure, the hope is that Australians find new ways to navigate these important conversations with…

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Short Back & Sidewalks are a not for profit organisation who offer a free hair cutting service to Australians in need. Operating in Western Australia, New South Wales, the Northern Territory and Victoria, the organisation ‘s fundraising efforts have been heavily impacted this year by Covid-19. To help offset the pandemic’s influence, the organisation has teamed up with Melbourne social…

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From 1 September, charities will only need to notify Consumer Affairs Victoria of their intent to fundraise to become a registered fundraiser.  Previously, charities registered with the ACNC were required to submit an application to Consumer Affairs Victoria to become a registered fundraiser. Additionally, charities that fundraise in Victoria are no longer required to submit an annual return to Consumer…

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The Royal Australian Mint has released a new $1 coin that’s designed to be donated. The dollar coin is legal tender and the Mint is encouraging Aussies to use it wherever cash donations are accepted to help people or organisations that are in need. Our Community alongside the Community Council for Australia (CCA) are hosting a live webinar on 7th…

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The United Nations’ International Day of Charity will be celebrated on 5 September this year. The date commemorates the passing of Mother Teresa who was known for her dedication to charitable work and gave her life to helping others and overcoming poverty, suffering and distress. The focus of the campaign is to enhance social responsibility and increase public support of…

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The latest Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) data, released to mark the start of Scams Awareness Week, found the number of charity scams had risen nearly 70 per cent since 2019. The increase was predominantly driven by charity frauds linked to the summer bushfire crisis. The ACCC’s Scamwatch received 1,081 reports of charity scams from 1 January to 31…

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On 13 August 2020, the High Court handed down a decision about the method of accruing and taking paid personal/carer’s leave under the National Employment Standards. The High Court has found that the entitlement to 10 days of personal/carer’s leave is calculated based on an employee’s hours of work, not days. 10 days of personal leave can be calculated as…

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AASB Virtual Research Forum

This year’s AASB Virtual Research Forum is taking place on Monday, November 30, from 9.00am – 5.30pm, and will  feature academic presentations on the following topics: Are Accounting Standards Understandable? The Use and Usefulness of Equity Accounting Implementing AASB 16 Leases: The Preparer Perspective The day will also feature two keynote speakers, one of which will be an update by…

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In a judgement on 10 August 2020, the New Zealand High Court has allowed Greenpeace to register as a charity after a twelve-year battle for registration. In support of this decision, Justice Jill Mallon said Greenpeace’s main activity is advocacy for the protection of the environment, which has a charitable public benefit. To view more detail about the Greenpeace New…

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Charities will soon be able to add valuable information about their programs to their record on the Register that will help attract donors and grant-makers. The 2020 Annual Information Statement will, for the first time, allow charities to provide details about their programs and activities, including where they are located and who they benefit. The ACNC is inviting all charities…

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