The government is set to roll out “an open and transparent merit-based selection process” to find a new commissioner of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.
Following the recent shock announcement that the inaugural commissioner Susan Pascoe AM will step aside when her term finishes in September, Assistant Minister Michael Sukkar told Pro Bono News the process to find a replacement would centre on transparency.
“I thanked Ms Pascoe for her commitment and service to the ACNC over the last five years,” Sukkar said.
“We will be undertaking an open and transparent merit-based selection process to fill the position of commissioner.”
His comments follow a wave of concern from the social sector about the process involved in decisions around Pascoe’s tenure and the future of the ACNC.
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