The establishment of the Australian Charities and Not-for-proﬁts Commission (ACNC) on 3 December 2012 heralded a new national regime for Australian charity regulation. Since the commission’s inception, CPA Australia has remained a strong supporter of the ACNC and a federated model of charity and, ultimately, not-for-proﬁt regulation.
From the get-go, the ACNC had a broad mandate that includes supporting and sustaining the sector, and cutting signiﬁcant regulatory burden faced by providers. Much has been achieved in these areas, but there is scope for improvement. CPA Australia’s submission in response to the ﬁfth anniversary review of the ACNC legislation provides commentary on where and how improvements could be achieved.
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