Media releases

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Previous media releases from the ACNC

2018 media releases from the ACNC

July to September 2018

RSL National President steps down (20/07/2018)
The President of registered charity The Returned and Services League of Australia (RSL National), Mr Robert Dick, resigned at the charity’s board meeting on Thursday 19th July.

April to June 2018

Two charities lose registration following ACNC investigations (29/05/2018)
The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has today announced the revocation of two charities, the Australian Foundation for Disabled Children and Youths Ltd and Pockets Australia Pty Limited.

Donations to charity continue to grow, new ACNC research finds (24/05/2018)
Donations and bequests to registered charities grew by almost 15 per cent between 2014 and 2016, according to new research published today by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).

ACNC takes compliance action against two RSL charities (16/05/2018)
The national charity regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), has taken compliance action against two RSL charities - RSL NSW and RSL LifeCare.

ACNC revokes charity status of rehabilitation centre (23/04/2018)
The ACNC has revoked the charity status of St Pauls Prevention Rehabilitation.

Animal welfare charity revoked by ACNC (11/04/2018)
The ACNC has revoked the charity status of Pets Haven Foundation Limited, also known as ‘Pet’s Haven Animal Shelter’.

January to March 2018

RSL Queensland commits to rectify serious governance failures (29/03/2018)
The ACNC has issued a Direction to RSL Queensland, after an investigation into the charity found serious governance failures.

Grant-making charities provide more than $4 billion annually, new report finds (15/03/2018)
Grant-making charities provide more than $4 billion annually in grants and donations, and hold more than $56 billion in assets, according to new research released today by the ACNC.

Charity concerns increasing: national regulator (6/03/2018)
Concerns about Australian charities rose by 42% in 2017, according to a new report released today by the national charity regulator. The Charity Compliance Report 2017, produced by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), repo

ACNC is working with RSLs to restore confidence (19/02/2018)
The ACNC is working with a number of RSL charities to rectify serious governance failures and restore confidence.

Charity revocations hit record high in 2017 (19/01/2018)
Charity compliance revocations have risen by 30%, according to new figures released today by the national charity regulator, the (ACNC).