Senate debates

Wednesday, 23 June 2021


Charitable Organisations

4:10 pm

Photo of Jonathon DuniamJonathon Duniam (Tasmania, Liberal Party, Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries) Share this | Hansard source

The proposed changes to governance standard 3 seek to redefine the standard to capture offences of trespass, vandalism, theft, assault and intimidation. This will empower the ACNC commissioner to investigate such breaches of the law by charities and take enforcement action if warranted. Charities will still be able to undertake advocacy actions consistent with their charitable purposes, provided it is conducted lawfully. Registered charities that act lawfully and do not use their resources to promote others to engage in unlawful activities are already complying with the proposed changes.

Question agreed to.


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