On May 8, 2014, the St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia made a Submission to the Inquiry into the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (Repeal) (No. 1) Bill 2014 held by the Senate Standing Committees on Economics.

Executive summary

The current Bill seeks to repeal the ACNC, on the grounds that it has created extra reporting obligations for some entities.

The St Vincent de Paul Society opposes this move. We stand with the clear majority of our sector in believing that the ACNC is an important step forward in reducing red tape, increasing accountability and improving performance for all of us.