Charitieswelcome red tape burden cut
Sounds of joy echoed through South West charities this month when major reforms were announced for red tape to be made less onerous.
The changes to WA’s Charitable Collections Act reduce unnecessary or duplicative administration requirements and implement a simpler application process.
A major part of the reform means charity licences no longer have an expiry date, which removes the previous requirement of renewal every three years.
The commissioner for Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Dr Gary Johns said a reduction of unnecessary charity regulation was one of its main objectives.
“We support harmonisation as it helps charities operate more effectively and makes it easier for them to comply with regulations,” he said.
A Vinnies WA spokesperson said the ability to streamline compliance and reporting requirements was a great step and would assist the organisation in focusing resources and providing support to the community.
“Having an open and transparent process for charity organisations is critical when dealing with donations from the public,” they said.
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