Commissioner's columns

Previous Commissioner's columns from the ACNC

2016 Commissioner's columns

January to March 2017

Commissioner’s Column – 22 February 2017 (22/02/2017)
Commissioner Susan Pascoe AM, discusses ‘double defaulter’ charities, The 2015 Australian Charities Report sector events and announces Guidance and resources available on the ACNC website.

Commissioner’s Column – 8 February 2017 (9/02/2017)
Acting Commissioner Murray Baird reminds charities about the 2016 Annual Information Statement due date, and discusses the Canberra launch of the Australian Charities Report 2015.

Commissioner’s Column – 24 January 2017 (24/01/2017)
In this fortnight's column, acting Commissioner David Locke discusses the Bourke Street tragedy and fund, the upcoming 2016 Annual Information Statement due date, and recent revocations.

Commissioner’s Column – 12 January 2017 (12/01/2017)
Commissioner Susan Pascoe AM, discusses the 2016 Annual Information Statement, and announces Australian Charities Report – coming to a capital city near you.

July to September 2016

Commissioner’s Column – 20 September 2016 (20/09/2016)
Commissioner Susan Pascoe AM, discusses the Commonwealth Bank - Our Community Not-For-Profit Treasurers’ Awards, Ask ACNC Sydney, the ACNC Advisory Board meeting, and the Peak bodies’ joint statement on fundraising reform.

Commissioner’s Column – 1 September 2016 (1/09/2016)
Commissioner Susan Pascoe AM, discusses the launch of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) 2016 NFP Governance and Performance Study, Double defaulters, the 2016 Annual Information Statement, and the Charity Law Conference.

Commissioner’s Column – 17 August 2016 (17/08/2016)
Commissioner Susan Pascoe AM, discusses Ask ACNC, Penalties for charities , New guidance on administration costs and the Compliance revocations.

Commissioner's Column - 4 August 2016 (4/08/2016)
Commissioner Susan Pascoe AM, discusses the first meetings of the new Advisory Board, and announces the ACNC's IPAA Public Sector Innovation Award.

Commissioner's Column - 19 July 2016 (19/07/2016)
Commissioner Susan Pascoe AM announces 26 Ask ACNC sessions across Australia, discusses the Tasmanian Charity Forum and warns charities at risk of revocation.

Commissioner's Column - 5 July 2016 (5/07/2016)
Commissioner Susan Pascoe AM announces the revocation of three more organisations, warns 1,400 double defaulter charities and discusses the ACNC's NAIDOC Week celebrations.

April to June 2016

Commissioner's Column - 24 May 2016 (21/07/2016)
In this edition of the Commissioner's Column, Susan discusses the number of charities in Australia, the new ACNC Advisory Board, and the work the ACNC is doing to help charities correct reporting errors

Commissioner's Column - 22 June 2016 (22/06/2016)
Commissioner Pascoe announces that four organisations have lost charity status, discusses the Tasmanian Charity Forum and introduces a new web app for not-for-profits.

Commissioner's Column - 7 June 2016 (7/06/2016)
Acting Commissioner David Locke talks about red tape reduction, Ramadan and charities at risk of revocation.

Commissioner's Column - 11 May 2016 (11/05/2016)
In this edition of the Commissioner's Column, Susan explains the caretaker conventions and how this affects the ACNC's work. She also announces the new ACNC Advisory Board members and introduces new guidance on fundraising for members of the public.

Commissioner's Column - 4 May 2016 (4/05/2016)
In this edition of her Column, Commissioner Pascoe talks about reducing red tape in Tasmania, NAB's Charitable Giving Index, and invites comment on Commissioner's Interpretation Statement for Public Benevolent Institutions.

Commissioner's Column - 20 April 2016 (20/04/2016)
Commissioner Susan Pascoe AM discusses her visit to the Northern Territory, new guidance for charities ahead of the 2016 Federal Election, and a recent meeting with the Prime Minister's Community Business Partnership.

Commissioner's Column - 6 April 2016 (6/04/2016)
In her latest Column, Commissioner Susan Pascoe AM talks about her attendance at the WACOSS Forum in Perth, and the upcoming fundraising forum in Melbourne. She also reminds charities to submit their 2015 Annual Information Statement.

January to March 2016

Commissioner's Column - 22 March 2016 (22/03/2016)
Commissioner Susan Pascoe AM talks about the positive impact of the news of the ACNC’s retention, the latest group of charities to lose their charity status, and discusses the overall number of charities in Australia.

Commissioner's Column - 9 March 2016 (9/03/2016)
On Friday 3 March, 2016, the Minister for Social Services, Hon Christian Porter MP and the Assistant Treasurer Hon Kelly O'Dwyer MP, announced the Government’s decision to retain the ACNC.

Commissioner's Column - 24 February 2016 (24/02/2016)
Commissioner Susan Pascoe expresses concern for people affected by the recent cyclone in Fiji and discusses a new report which shows that charities could save millions from further red tape reduction.

Commissioner's Column - 11 February 2016 (11/02/2016)
Commissioner Susan Pascoe notes the high number of timely Annual Information Statement submissions, clarifies issues with the ACNC and ASIC Registers, and highlights a new resource for NFPs working with children.

Commissioner's Column - 27 January 2016 (27/01/2016)
Commissioner Susan Pascoe AM congratulates the Australian of the Year Award recipients, issues a reminder for the 2015 Annual Information Statement, and highlights new guidance on financial management and the Commissioner's Interpretation Statement.

Commissioner's Column - 12 January 2016 (12/01/2016)
Commissioner Susan Pascoe AM highlights new guidance on charity money myths, a new video explaining the legal meaning of charity, and urges charities to submit their Annual Information Statements soon.

October to December 2016

Commissioner’s Column – 20 December 2016 (20/12/2016)
In this fornight's column, Commissioner Susan Pascoe AM discusses the Australian Charities Report 2015, introduces the Tick of Charity Registration and announces two compliance revocations.

Commissioner’s Column – 7 December 2016 (7/12/2016)
Commissioner Susan Pascoe AM announces the availability of the ACNC's new Registered Charity Tick, previews the upcoming release of the Australian Charities Report and talks about the importance of charities being responsible with fundraising.

Commissioner’s Column – 23 November 2016 (23/11/2016)
In this fortnight's column, Susan announces revocations and new guidance for charities.

Commissioner’s Column – 8 November 2016 (8/11/2016)
In the 8 November 2016 edition of the Commissioner's Column, Susan discusses the ACNC's annual report, new resources for charities and a recent revocation.

Commissioners Column - 20 October 2016 (20/10/2016)
The Commissioner discusses the recent Senate Estimates appearance, a voluntary undertaking by Street Swags, and some new guidance materials.

Commissioner’s Column – 4 October 2016 (4/10/2016)
Commissioner Susan Pascoe AM, discusses Reducing red tape for Private Ancillary Funds, the consultation for 2017 Annual Information Statement ,Ask ACNC webinar, and 2015 Annual Information Statement errors.