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Progress in Fundraising Reform and Working with Children Checks

Fundraising reform has been named one of the Australian government’s ten key priorities to reduce the burden of overlapping regulations. National Cabinet agreed to cut unnecessary red tape and duplication across different levels of government by reforming state and territory fundraising laws. The nation’s treasurers – as part of the Council on Federal Financial Relations (CFFR) – have pledged to develop a proposal for a national model fundraising framework.

One of the other ten key priorities is to improve national consistency of Working with Children Checks. Requirements for these checks vary across jurisdictions, creating risks for child safety and undue burden on businesses (particularly those that operate nationally or in multiple jurisdictions). There is an opportunity to improve national consistency to make children safer and reduce the regulatory impact on business.

To view the Australian Government workplan, click here.

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