Are we there yet?

McGregor-Lowndes, Myles (2014) Are we there yet? In Harding, Matthew, O'Connell, Ann, & Stewart, Miranda (Eds.) Not-for-Profit Law. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom , pp. 358-386.

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The political and bureaucratic discourse surrounding non-profit sector reform is centred on streamlining the regulatory framework. Phrases such as 'one-stop shop','reducing red tape' and 'duplicative, burdensome and unclear requirements' fill press releases, government reports and discussion papers. In this chapter, I examine quantitative measures of the current regulatory compliance burden facing non-profit organisations in Australia as a benchmark for measuring progress over the coming years. I focus on regulatory compliance estimates for four key stages of non-profit enterprise activity non-profit enterprise start-up and registrations; fundraising;grant paperwork; and regulation proportionate to the size of the non-profit enterprise.

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ID Code: 72991
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: not-for-profit regulatory framework, non-profit regulatory compliance, non-profit reform in Australia
ISBN: 9781107053601
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
Deposited On: 23 Jun 2014 00:12
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2015 16:03

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