The Federal Government has announced plans to introduce sanctions for charities that fail to join to the National Redress Scheme for victims of institutional child sexual abuse.
The changes include a new Governance Standard and an amendment to the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission Act 2012 (the ACNC Act).
Under the new Governance Standard, registered charities will be required to take all reasonable steps to become a participating non-government institution in the National Redress Scheme if a claim has been, or is likely to be, made against them.
Treasury is seeking submissions on the draft legislative instrument and explanatory materials for the introduction of a new Governance Standard in the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Regulation 2013.
To view the ACNC article in full, click here.
To view the draft legislation, explanatory materials and to provide feedback, click here.