Accounting for Good has joined a large number of non-profits and service providers calling for reform of fundraising legislation across the country. At present we have a confusing and variable range of laws, depending on the state or territory the nonprofit operates in, with an overlay of Commonwealth regulation.
Not-for-profit Law is working in collaboration with some of Australia's leading professional and peak bodies to improve the state of fundraising regulation in Australia. The proposal has three simple steps to achieve fundraising reform:
- Clarification and minor amendments to the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) to ensure application to fundraising activities is clear and broad
- Repeal of fragmented state and territory fundraising laws, and
- Work with regulators and self-regulatory bodies to provide guidance to fundraisers to continue to improve fundraiser conduct