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Integrity of the Charity Register

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission has published the initial findings of their review into the integrity of the Charity Register.

In the 2020-21 financial year, the ACNC began a project to ensure the integrity of the Charity Register by reviewing the information it contained about Australia’s registered charities. The records of thousands of charities were reviewed to ensure that information on the Charity Register is accurate and up to date, and that the Charity Register contains only charities that are entitled to be registered.

The project reviewed charities in three areas:

  • Charities endorsed as Deductible Gift Recipients (DGRs): Reviewing 2% of charities endorsed as DGRs annually to ensure they remain entitled to be registered.
  • Charitable purposes and entitlement: Reviewing a selection of charities with certain risk factors to ensure they are maintaining their charitable purposes and entitlement to registration.
  • Charity details: Reviewing charities to ensure they have provided all the information required to maintain registration.

To view further details of the ACNC review and the initial findings, click here

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