Australia - Two political narratives and one charity regulator caught in the middle
McGregor-Lowndes, Myles (2016) Australia - Two political narratives and one charity regulator caught in the middle. Chicago-Kent Law Review, 91(3), pp. 1021-1045.
After two decades of debate a bout the regulation of the nonprofit sector, Australia established a national charity regulator in December 2012. The creation of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission ("ACNC") had as one of its objectives to reduce red tape, and to increase clarity by enacting a statutory definition of charity. Less than two years later, a new government proposed to abolish the ACNC, also in the name of reducing red tape. There appears to be a paradox - or at least diametrically opposed views about red tape reduction and how it can be achieved. With the government nearly two-thirds through its current term, it is no closer to articulating the detail of an alternative to the ACNC that will be a reduction in red tape. This paper examines the paradoxical red tape views, the actual performance of ACNC red tape reduction and the proposed options for red tape and ACNC reform.
Impact and interest:
Citation counts are sourced monthly from and citation databases.
These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.
Citations counts from theindexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Charity regulator, Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, ACNC, red tape, non-profit|
|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 Accountancy
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2016 Chicago-Kent College of Law|
|Deposited On:||15 Sep 2016 00:24|
|Last Modified:||05 Jan 2017 00:25|
Repository Staff Only: item control page