Hands Off Our Charities alliance – Submission to Treasury re the Australian Charities and Not‑for‑profits Commission Amendment (2021 Measures No. 2) Regulations 2021

The implications of the proposed regulations, which significantly broaden the scope of activities for which charities can be deregistered, will be felt by virtually every one of the 58,000 charities registered in Australia. The proposal is a major overreach and the need for further regulation has not been (and in our view cannot be) properly explained. No obvious benefit will accrue, yet there is a significant cost to charities and, by extension, Australian civil society.

Hands Off Our Charities alliance – Submission to the Review of the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Act 2018

The alliance would like to thank the Committee for the opportunity to provide a submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters’ Review of the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Act 2018 (the EFDR Act).

Hands Off Our Charities alliance – Submission to the Review of the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Act 2018

Hands Off Our Charities (HOOC) is an alliance of charity and not-for-profit organisations formed in 2017 in response to a number of bills which would have severely restricted the voices of charities and not-for-profits and added significant barriers to advocacy.

Response to the experience of First Nations people with disability in Australia issues paper

  The Uniting Church in Australia and the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) welcome the opportunity to provide a response to the Royal Commission’s Issues Paper on The experience of First Nations People with Disability in Australia.   The UAICC or Congress, as it is otherwise known, comprises Aboriginal and Islander Christians from …

Capital Financing for Aged Care

For the purposes of responding to the Royal Commission’s paper on capital financing arrangements for residential aged care, we have taken a broader approach and provided comments on capital financing more generally. UnitingCare Australia considers it is important to look at capital financing as it applies in a system in which service distinctions are less marked.