South Australian charities have had a significant “win” with the passing of a new law that will slash red tape. The Statutes Amendment (Commonwealth Registered Entities) Act will exempt charities registered with the ACNC from reporting separately to the state government and from holding an SA fundraising licence.
The bill was passed in both houses of Parliament without amendment or opposition. It was first put forward in 2013 in a bid to align requirements with the ACNC, however it was put on hold after the federal government announced it would abolish the national charity regulator.
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