14 February 2019

© Commonwealth of Australia 2019
ISBN 978-1-76010-885-4

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Committee membership (PDF 24KB)
Recommendations (PDF 27KB)
Chapter 1 (PDF 28KB)

Key government and regulatory bodies
Structure of this report

Chapter 2 - Background and previous inquiries (PDF 68KB)
Chapter 3 - Current legislative and regulatory frameworks governing charitable fundraising (PDF 165KB)

Commonwealth legislation
Commonwealth regulatory bodies
States and territories
Local council requirements
Industry codes of practice

Chapter 4 - Issues raised in evidence (PDF 203KB)

Cost of compliance
Inefficient allocation of resources
Lost opportunities
Lack of regulation of online platforms
Lack of accountability and transparency
Limited role of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Chapter 5 - Options for reform (PDF 157KB)

Amendment to the ACL and repeal of state and territory legislation
Harmonisation of states and territory legislation
Committee view

Appendix 1 - Submissions, tabled documents and answers to questions on notice (PDF 15KB)
Appendix 2 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 14KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Senior Clerk's Office
Department of the Senate
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: 6277 3555