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Happy birthday ACNC

NFP Sector Leader Phil Butler GAICD wishes the ACNC a happy fifth birthday and overviews the articles in this edition.

From the Commissioner: Five years of the ACNC

In the lead up to the ACNC’s five-year review, Acting Commissioner Murray Baird shares his reflection on the work of the ACNC since its establishment and what the future might hold.

From the Children’s Commissioner: The board’s role in creating a child safe culture

National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell discusses the development of the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations and shares her reflections on what boards and directors can do to ensu...

New NFP financial reporting framework on the way

Recent attention from government, standard setters and academics may signal major revisions to Australia’s financial reporting framework for not-for-profits

2017 Governance Study advance viewing

Release of the 2017 NFP Governance and Performance Study is just around the corner. NFP Sector Leader Phil Butler GAICD provides an sneak peek of its findings.

Creating a strong foundation for good governance

Recent media reporting of poor practices from some in the Australian charity sector emphasises the importance of getting the basics right – and the need for charities to have a solid foundation upon w...

Advocacy update

The Australian Institute of Company Directors’ Louise Petschler provides a monthly round-up of the Advocacy team’s projects

AICD Calls for DGR Reform to Cut Red Tape and Support Charitable Giving

The AICD has welcomed the Federal Government’s initiative to streamline the administration of the Tax Deductible Gift Recipient system, but warned against any proposals that would create additional re...

NFP governance in a time of wavering global trust

At a time when public trust is wavering, we are reminded that good governance in the not-for-profit sector is paramount, writes AICD Chairman Elizabeth Proust AO FAICD.

Advocacy by charities: a delicate balance

Lucas Ryan GAICD explores the role of charities in advocacy and the delicate balance that must be achieved between regulatory limits on such activities and community expectations.

New research and resources on the way

Research is underway for the 2017 NFP Governance and Performance Study and new tools for NFP directors are in the pipeline, writes NFP Sector Leader Phil Butler.
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