Review of Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) legislation

Review chair
Mr Patrick McClure AO

The Government is required to undertake a review of the Australian Charities and Not for profits Commission Act 2012 and the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (Consequential and Transitional) Act 2012 after their first five years of operation. This review presents an opportunity to evaluate the performance of the legislative framework, the regulation of the sector and to identify any improvements that can be made.

The Government is committed to making Australia’s not-for-profit sector stronger and recognises the crucial role the ACNC plays in ensuring the sector continues to thrive.

A review panel was established to conduct the review. Mr Patrick McClure AO chaired the panel and was joined by Mr Greg Hammond OAM , Ms Su McCluskey, and Dr Matthew Turnour. The panel was supported by a Secretariat.

The final report was tabled on 22 August 2018 and the Government response was released on 6 March 2020