The Charity Compliance Report 2018 found that more than 1,800 concerns were raised about charities, up 6 per cent compared to 2017. These have been classified by the ACNC as relating to the following subjects of the concern –
The particular ACNC requirement impacted by the concerns are identified below –
The report also contains some hypothetical examples of compliance issues often seen by the ACNC Compliance team – including circumstances of charitable funds being used for private benefit, or potential conflicts of interest.
Some Key statistics:
- 1,804 concerns were raised, up 6% from 2017
- 90 investigations were finalised – up from 82 in 2017
- 16 charities had their registration revoked
- 18 penalty notices issued
- 24 charities entered into a Compliance Agreement with the ACNC
- 2 charities entered into an Enforceable Undertaking
- Charities subject to compliance cases controlled over $11.9 billion of charitable assets in total.
The full report is available now at acnc.gov.au/charitycompliancereport.