The Australian Government and the Government of South Australia announced on the 11th October further tangible steps to reduce red tape for the not-for-profit (NFP) sector.
South Australia will make amendments to its incorporated associations and charitable collections legislation to harmonise reporting requirements, and authorise charities to collect charitable donations in South Australia, once they have formally registered with the new national regulator, the Australian Charities and Not for profit Commission (ACNC).
Deputy Premier and Attorney-General of South Australia John Rau said that the reforms would be of tangible benefit to NFP and volunteer organisations operating in South Australia.
“Once the reform process is complete we will look at our legislation and harmonise reporting processes for small, medium and large organisations within the framework of the new ACNC Act,” Mr Rau said.
“These will be significant simplifications for South Australian charities that will make a real difference in their compliance and reporting obligations.”