External Conduct Standards now in effect for charities

The External Conduct Standards have now been introduced. All charities that operate overseas, including those classified as Basic Religious Charities, must comply with the new Standards.

The Standards cover:

  • How charities control their funds, goods and other resources
  • The need for an annual review of overseas activities and record keeping
  • Anti-fraud and anti-corruption guidelines
  • Measures aimed at protecting vulnerable individuals

The ACNC will not require charities to submit information to the ACNC because of the new Standards, unless specifically requested.

To view more information on the ACNC External Conduct Standards, click here.

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