The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission has released its latest annual report, showcasing the sector’s resilience amid the ongoing challenges of the pandemic. The report highlighted the commission’s major achievements including publishing the Australian Charities Report, reviewing three large charities involved in the recovery efforts for the 2020 bushfires, and implementing changes from the government’s response to the ACNC legislation review. In 2020-21, there were more than 4.2 million searches of the ACNC Charity Register, up from 3.2 million the previous financial year.
Other key highlights over 2020-21 from the report include:
- There were 2,001 concerns received about charities, a slight decrease on the previous year’s figure of 2,102.
- There were 76 investigations finalised, compared with 79 finalised the year prior.
- From these 76 investigations, 13 charities had their registrations stripped for serious and ongoing non-compliance.
- The commission processed 5,886 charity registration applications, of which 2,659 were successful.
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