Strengthening for Purpose: Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Legislative Review 2018



On 20 December 2017, the Hon Michael Sukkar MP commissioned the Review of Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission legislation, chaired by Mr Patrick McClure AO, who was asked to inquire into, and make recommendations on appropriate reforms to ensure that the regulatory environment established by the ACNC Acts continues to remain contemporary, that the ACNC Acts deliver on their policy objectives and that the ACNC Acts do not impair the work of the ACNC Commissioner to deliver against the objects of the principal Act.

The final report makes 30 recommendations and has four parts:

  • Objects , Functions and Powers
  • Regulatory Framework
  • Red tape Reduction
  • Additional amendments.

The report was tabled on 22 August 2018.