Senate debates

Wednesday, 31 October 2012


Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Bill 2012, Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (Consequential and Transitional) Bill 2012; In Committee

11:35 am

Photo of Rachel SiewertRachel Siewert (WA, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

I was not intending to imply that the commissioner will not do the right thing. I put that on the record. I will also put on the record that, as you articulated earlier, there has been a great deal of faith expressed through the inquiry process in Ms Pascoe, and there is very strong support for her as the commissioner. I acknowledge that on the record.

What organisations are looking for is a commitment from government that in this transition process there will be every endeavour made to reduce red tape and to use reports as often as possible so that they do not have to keep reporting. This is not just about the commission; it is also about government agencies and how the commission can facilitate that relationship between government agencies and re-using reports as much as possible. Where is the government up to in meeting those commitments that it has already made to the not-for-profit sector about reducing red tape?


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