College of Physicians undergoes charity commission probe

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians revealed on Friday it had been formally notified of an investigation, during which the board will enter into a voluntary compliance agreement with the charities commission to improve board culture and governance.

Reports of governance and culture issues have plagued the RACP for more than a year.

The Sydney Morning Herald reported last year that the organisation was marred by infighting and faced allegations of a bullying culture and mismanagement of a whistleblower complaint.

The RACP also came under fire last year over a botched trainee doctor exam that crashed when held online for the first time.

An independent review into the exam glitch exposed high-level governance failures within the RACP and found the organisation had cut corners during the project.

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission confirmed to Pro Bono News it has opened an inquiry and commended the RACP for their approach to the issue.

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